King’s MLC presents
a talk by the author
“The revolution and accompanying Civil War was the main event, or the main catastrophe, of the 20th century for Russia. It was a momentous and tragic period.”
In this talk,
Alexei Makushinsky addresses the subjects of the Russian Revolution and Civil War, particularly the psychology of revolution; the mental and ideological premises of the revolutionary action.
K-1.072 – first basement
King’s Building, Strand Campus
(overview map here)
Born in Moscow in 1960 and having graduated from the Gorky Literary Academy, Alexei has lived in Germany since 1992. Alexei debuted as a writer in 1998 and has published three novels in Russian – Max (1998), Town in Valley (2013), and Steamship to Argentina (2014) – as well as several collections of poetry and essays.
His homepage in English – also in German and Russian
In addition to working as a translator between English, German, and his native Russian, Alexei has been an instructor at the University of Mainz’s Institute of Slavistics since 2010, and his own works have been translated into both Serbian and German. A new French translation of his novel Steamship to Argentina is set for release in 2017.