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Sologub, Fyodor (1863–1927) By Syvarth, Kristina

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1139-1
Published: 01/10/2016
Retrieved: 19 June 2024, from


Fyodor Sologub was a symbolist poet, novelist and playwright, who was known for his decadent style of writing and his elaborate personal mythology centered on myths of the sun, light and death. His best-known work, The Petty Demon (1907), thematizes banality and is deeply pessimistic. Born in St. Petersburg on March 1, 1863, Sologub died in Leningrad on December 5, 1927.

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