Krivulin, Victor

Victor Krivulin (1944 - 2001) was a highly visible figure in the unofficial literary scene of Leningrad during the three decades of its existence (1960s - 1980s). His large and varied poetic output exemplifies some of the most pertinent features of the postmodern current that has been variously labelled neomodernism and metarealism. For many years, his poetry circulated exclusively in samizdat, the first in 1981 by an emigrant publishing house in Paris, in the Soviet Union in book form first in 1989. 
Also active as literary critic and prose writer.