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23 September

International Platonov conference

The Gorky Institute of World Literature in Moscow

Today is the 1st working day of the VIII International Platonov conference, which is held in The Gorky Institute of World Literature (a research institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow). Mikhail Bychkov, artistic director of Platonov ArtsFestival, takes part in the conference together with scholars and bookmen.

The conference named “Andrey Platonov and his contemporaries” will last for 3 days, starting with visiting the writer's grave and including presentations of new books about Platonov, discussions and a round-table “Andrey Platonov in 2014” covering a lot of issues, one of which is the relevance of Platonov’s works today and the perception of his poetics by the modern reader.