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Sologub was a member of the symbolist movement, particularly in its early decadent phase. A schoolteacher and school official for many years, he began to publish in the 1890s. His first novel was Bad Dreams (1896), a depiction of a hero struggling against provincial surroundings. He attracted wide attention with his second novel, The Petty Demon (1907), in which another provincial town, brilliantly satirized, is the background for the brutish Peredonov's descent into paranoia. This novel, standing at the transition from realist to modernist fiction, has been widely translated and was for a long time the only Sologub work available to Soviet readers. The trilogy The Created Legend (1907--13) is an ambitious attempt to lay out in narrative form Sologub's highly integrated, quasi-mythological worldview: very controversial, it was not judged successful. Sologub also won recognition as a major Silver Age lyric poet, with verse notable for its economy and lyricism. Like much of his prose, it reflects Sologub's pessimistic, dualistic philosophy, which inverts traditional symbols of good and evil. However---moving in its simplicity, power, and authenticity---it is far more successful. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Petty Demon 450 copies, 4 reviews
Bad Dreams 14 copies
Queen Ortruda 9 copies
Hide and Seek 5 copies, 2 reviews
Turandina 2 copies
Sjene 1 copy
Masterpieces of Fantasy and Wonder (Contributor) 304 copies, 2 reviews
A World of Great Stories 237 copies, 4 reviews
The Penguin Book of International Gay Writing (Contributor) 169 copies, 2 reviews
100 Creepy Little Creature Stories (Contributor) 166 copies, 1 review
Great Russian Short Stories (Dover Thrift Editions) (Contributor) 127 copies, 2 reviews
The Penguin book of Russian poetry (Contributor) 68 copies
Russian Poets (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets) (Contributor) 52 copies, 2 reviews
A Treasury of Russian Life and Humor (Contributor) 11 copies
Noël russe (Contributor) 4 copies
Russland das große Lesebuch (Contributor) 2 copies
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