Oleg Postnov

Oleg Georgievitch Postnov (Russian: Олег Постнов; born 1962, Novosibirsk, USSR) is a Russian author.

Oleg Postnov
Oleg Postnov, portrait.jpg
OccupationWriter
LanguageRussian, German, Hungarian
NationalityRussia
CitizenshipRussia
EducationPhD
Alma materNovosibirsk State University
Period1990-present
Notable awardsVeteran of Russian Academy of Science (Siberian Branch)
Silver Sigma
ChildrenNikita Postnov

Postnov is a novelist most recognized for his fiction about love. The critics have described Postnov's work as an amalgamation of the Russian's classics: "as if Vladimir Nabokov took on a rewrite of Gogol's Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka"[1]—with the added "macabre of Edgar Allan Poe."[2] Postnov's novel Angst has been translated into German.

Early years and educationEdit

Oleg Postnov was born in Russian Akademgorodok. He graduated from the Novosibirsk State University, the Humanities Division, in 1986. In 1990, he received his PhD.

FamilyEdit

Oleg Postnov lives in Akademgorodok, Novosibirsk, Russia with his son Nikita.

Writing careerEdit

The Sand Timer (Russian: Песочное время) (Novosibirsk, 1997) Postnov published his first work of fiction—a short story "The Sand Timer"—in 1997.[3] The Sand Timer received the distinction of Matador Magazine's prestigious "top ten books 1998."

Angst (Russian: Страх) (Amfora 2001) is an "erotic mysticism novel with a detective plot".[4] In Russia, Postnov's Angst took the first prize in the "Catch of 1999"[5] and was nominated for the Russian Booker Prize of 2002;[6] for the National Bestseller Prize,[7] shortlisted for the Apollon Grigoriev Prize[8] In Germany, Die Berliner Literaturktitik compared the book to Nabokov's Lolita and called Postnov a "magician."[9]

The Antiquary (Russian: Антиквар) (Lenizdat 2013)

  • To Kiss the Harlequin (Russian: Поцелуй арлекина)(EKSMO2006). Chapters of Harlequin appeared in 2001 in Dmitry Kuzmin's "New Literary Card of Russia" (Russian: Новая литературная карта России).
  • Mirgorod (Russian: МИРГОРОД) (Azbuka, 2013)
  • The Girl That Ran on Ice (Russian: ДЕВОЧКА НА КОНЬКАХ) (Azbuka, 2014)

Academic career and awardsEdit

 
Silver Sigma

Oleg Postnov's doctorate explores classic Russian literature of the first third of the 19th century.

Between 1986 and 2007, Postnov worked as senior scientist for the Institute of Philology Academy of Sciences (Siberian Branch). He is a recipient of the medal of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Siberian Branch) and a Silver Sigma.

Postnov has published a number of scholarly books and articles.

Scholarly booksEdit

  • Esthetics of Goncharov[10]
  • Pushkin and Death[11]
  • Death in Russia X-XX century[12]

Scholarly articlesEdit

  • Pushkin and Grin (the crossroads of one anthroponym) (Moscow 2003)[13]
  • Bryus and the Russian Literary Tradition of the XX Century (Петербург 2004)[14]
  • Russian Military Epitaph XVIII-early XIX (Петербург 2006)[15]
  • Truth in Literary Text (Novosibirsk 2006)[16]
  • The Individual and the Tradition in the Modern World (Novosibirsk 2007)[17]
  • Sysoev's Paradox (Moscow, 2009)[18]

Television and theaterEdit

In 2011, The Moscow Theater of Nations opened its production of Albert Camus's Caligula[19] in translation of Oleg Postnov and E.A. Gorny. In 2012, the production received the most prestigious award in the Russian Federation theater—the Golden Mask. TV channel Moskva 24 reported that "The ever-busy Muscovites not only find the time to watch this four-hour-long play," but even form long lines to buy the expensive tickets.[20]

Postnov’s contribution to the theater, —in addition to his translation of Camu’s Caligula, include an original play called Ernst, Theodor, Amadeus. Postnov’s fairy-tale-like play explores the last year and death of the German Romantic and storyteller best known as E.T.A. Hoffmann (the author of The Nutcracker).

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tokarchuk, Maria (2001-10-22). "Lolita v tyomnykh alleyach". Knizhnoe Obozrenie. 43 (1845): 5.
  2. ^ Lopushanskaya, Elena (2002-02-21). Russkaya Mysl'. Paris. 4397. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Postnov, Oleg (1990). "Sand Timer". Oktyabr. 12.
  4. ^ Danilov, Lev (May 2001). "Kolyaska: Rukopis, naidennaya Olegom Postnovym". Afisha. 9 (55): 94.
  5. ^ Editor's List, ULOV (Catch of the Year). "Setevoi Literaturny Konkurs". Strakh. Archived from the original on 2014-03-25. Retrieved 4/4/14. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  6. ^ Editorial. "The News, Booker Prize, Voprosy bez otvetov". Gramota Ru. Retrieved 2014-03-22.
  7. ^ Oleg, Postnov. "Setevaya Slovestnost". Retrieved 2014-03-22.
  8. ^ Vasilevski, Andrei. "Литературная премия имени Аполлона Григорьева". Russki Zhurnal. Retrieved 2014-03-22.
  9. ^ Die Berliner Literaturkritik (December 11, 2003). "Die große, unerfüllte Liebe, Oleg Postnows Romandebüt "Angst"".
  10. ^ Postnov, Oleg (1997). Odinikov (ed.). Estetika I.A. Goncharova (in Russian). Library of Congress, Jefferson or Adams Building Reading Rooms.
  11. ^ Postnov, Oleg (2000). N.N. Darvin (ed.). Pushkin i smert': opyt semiaticheskogo analiza (in Russian). Library of Congress, Jefferson or Adams Building Reading Rooms.
  12. ^ Postnov, Oleg (2001). Romodanovskaia (ed.). Smert' v Rossii X-XX vv.: istoriko-etnograficheskii o sotsiokul'turnyi aspekty (in Russian). Library of Congress, Jefferson or Adams Building Reading Rooms.
  13. ^ Postnov, Oleg (2003). "Pushkin and Grin". Philologica: The Bilingual Journal of Russian and Theoretical Phylology. 7 (117/18): 195–198. Retrieved 4/4/14. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  14. ^ Postnov, Oleg (2004). "Obraz Ya. V. Brusa v Russkoy literaturnoy traditsii XX stoletiya". National Scientific Conference, Materials (in Russian). Voenno-Istorichesky Museum. II: 103–108.
  15. ^ Postnov, Oleg (2006). "Русская военная эпитафия XVIII - начала XIX веков // Военное прошлое государства Российского: утраченное и сохранённое". Материалы Всероссийской научно-практической конференции, посвящённой 250-летию Достопамятного зала (in Russian). Изд. Военно-исторического музея. 3: 38042.
  16. ^ Postnov, Oleg; Boiko, V.A. (2006). Истина в пространстве художественного текста (PDF). Критика и семиотика (in Russian). Новосибирск: ИДМИ. 9: 4–23. Retrieved 4/4/14. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  17. ^ Postnov, Oleg; Boiko, V.A. (2007). "Личность и традиция в современном мире: Опыт преодоления проблемы "лишнего человека" в русской литературе XIX века" (in Russian). 11. Новосибирск: ИДМИ: 192–203. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  18. ^ Postnov, Oleg (2009). Парадоксы Сысоева (О книге Вячеслава Сысоева "Потешки – не глум, возьми себе на ум"): Рецензия // Словесность 2009: Проза, поэзия, мемуары, публицистика, интервью (PDF). Альманах (in Russian). «Библиотека газеты «МОЛ». 3: 138–140.
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  20. ^ "Production of Camus, Theater of Nations". Retrieved 04/01/2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)