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Victor Vladimirovich Erofeyev () (born September 19, 1947) is a Russian writer. As son of a high-ranking Soviet diplomat Vladimir Erofeyev, he spent some of his childhood in Paris, which accounts for why much of his work has been translated from Russian into French, while comparatively little has reached English.

Erofeyev graduated from Moscow State University in 1970, where he studied literature and languages. He then did post-graduate work at the Institute for World Literature in Moscow, where he completed his post-graduate work in 1973 and received his kandidat degree in 1975 for his thesis on Dostoyevsky and French existentialism. Erofeyev's work often contains pastiches of Dostoyevsky's work and themes.

He became a literary critic, publishing works on Lev Shestov and the Marquis de Sade. He later organised his own literary magazine, Metropol, in which many of the big names of Soviet literature participated, including Vasily Aksyonov, Andrei Bitov, Bella Akhmadulina, and others. The magazine was put into circulation via samizdat, i.e., avoiding Soviet censorship. As a result, Erofeyev was expelled from the Union of Soviet Writers and was banned from being published until 1988, when Gorbachev came to power.

Victor Erofeyev currently resides in Moscow and frequently appears on Russian television, where he has his own program on the channel Kultura ("culture"); he also has a program on Radio Liberty, Moscow.

Alfred Schnittke's opera Life with an Idiot is based on his story with the same name, which he made into a libretto for the composer.

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Total Books: 9
Good Stalin
2014 - Good Stalin (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781782671114
ISBN-10: 1782671110
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Life with an Idiot
2004 - Life with an Idiot (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140236217
ISBN-10: 014023621X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Russian Beauty
1994 - Russian Beauty (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780140237313
ISBN-10: 0140237313
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 1/5 Stars.

Russian Beauty
1993 - Russian Beauty [Penguin International Writers] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780140144444
ISBN-10: 0140144447

Russian Beauty A Novel
1993 - Russian Beauty a Novel (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780670836062
ISBN-10: 0670836060
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference, Gay & Lesbian

Russian Beauty
1992 - Russian Beauty (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780241130704
ISBN-10: 0241130700

Strashnyy sud Pyat rek zhizni Bog H
Strashnyy Sud Pyat Rek Zhizni Bog H (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9785386031138
ISBN-10: 5386031139