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The New Review
presents


Serbian-Russian poet
Alexander Petrov

The poetry reading will be
in Russian, English, and Serbian

at the Russian book store “21”
 
February, 8th, 2013 at 7:00 pm
 
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POET, NOVELIST, ESSAYST, CRITIC, PROFESSOR

s15Aleksandar Petrov was born in Nis, a city in eastern Serbia, where his parents had lived only for one year. His earliest memories are associated with Belgrade (where he would spend most of his life), especially the German bombing of April 6,1941, which marked the outbreak of World War II in Yugoslavia. The bombing was designed to hit not only military, but cultural targets as well, in particular the Serbian National Library. The memories of the destruction -- of the city, his house, the library -- would return many years later as in his poem "Nedelja. April. XX vek" ("Sunday. April. Twentieth Century"). Read more >>