"Rudyard Kipling: what should we do with the East?"
30 June 19:30
Tretyakov Gallery, Lavrushinsky Lane, 12 (Сonference room)
Andrey Astvatsaturov’s lecture is devoted to Rudyard Kipling’s early works like Lispeth, Beyond the Pale and Miss Youghal's Sais. We will learn about how Kipling created his artistic reality, how an anecdote can be transformed into a story, a fairy tale or a political parable, and how complicated the relationship is between the East and the West.
Andrey Astvatsaturov is a well-known writer, philologist, literary critic, lecturer, Associate Professor of Saint Petersburg State University, member of the Writers' Union of St. Petersburg. He is the author of People in the Nude, Skunscamera, and Autumn in Pocket. Andrey is the winner of “NOS”, “TOP-50”, “Famous people of St.Petersburg” awards, and a finalist of the “National Bestseller” award.