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Saint Petersburg Notebook
Ann Lauterbach




Omnidawn
2014 • 72 pp. 5 x 7"
Poetry / Poetry Criticism / Literary Criticism - Slavic

$11.95 Paperback, 978-1-890650-76-6



“Ann Lauterbach’s Saint Petersburg Notebook investigates both the psychic landscape and character of the post-soviet human and the traveling writer’s own estrangement from self... [continued in Reviews below]”—Matvei Yankelevich, translator of Today I Wrote Nothing: The Selected Writings of Daniil Kharms,

A chapbook on the post-Soviet writer and the author’s own experience in the white nights of Saint Petersburg

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“Ann Lauterbach’s Saint Petersburg Notebook investigates both the psychic landscape and character of the post-soviet human and the traveling writer’s own estrangement from self and time during the white nights. Her observations of Russians’ muteness or lack of expressivity, the hollowness of their cultural spine, and their desire to be superficially European strangely echo the Marquis de Custine’s 19th-century critical travelogue. The porous space of Petersburg, cast in oblique light, is palpable as an unsettling dream in this brief, haunted notebook.”—Matvei Yankelevich, translator of Today I Wrote Nothing: The Selected Writings of Daniil Kharms



ANN LAUTERBACH, poet and essayist, is the author of nine books of poetry, a collection of essays, and numerous works on and with visual artists. She is co-Chair of Writing in the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts and Schwab Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College. She lives in Germantown, New York.



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