Dmitri Savitski

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Dmitri Savitski
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Savitski in 2001
BornDmitri Petrovich Savitski
(1944-01-25)January 25, 1944
Moscow, Soviet Union
DiedApril 11, 2019(2019-04-11) (aged 75)
Paris, France
Pen nameДС, DS, Alexandre Dimov, Dimitri Savitski-Dimov.
OccupationWriter, poet

Dmitri Petrovich Savitski (Russian : Дмитрий Петрович Савицкий; January 25, 1944 – April 11, 2019) [1] was a Soviet-born Russian-French writer and poet. [2]

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In English was translated only a novel Waltz for K. (cinematized in 2008 by Roman Balayan). Published in Evergreen magazine, Grove-Press, N-Y. 1986. No. 98. Translated by Kingsley Shorter. Broadcast in BBC in 1986.

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His first two books Savitski created in Russian, but it was never published in original, because, as the author explains, it was addressed to Western audience. This two novels were edited under pen names – Alexandre Dimov and Dimitri Savitski-Dimov:

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Next books are published both in Russian and French:

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