St Petersburg & Russia

Russia and St Petersburg in Literature


Boland, Hans, Sint-Petersburg onderhuids. Een stadsgids, Athenaeum-Polak & Van Gennep, Amsterdam 2003.

More than a tour, the 25 walks in this city biography take the visitor to all the nooks and crannies of the former Russian capital. In twelve chapters Boland describes the birth, growth and decline of St Petersburg. A constant theme is the city’s place in Russian history as a whole. (Dutch)

Hinrichs, Jan Paul, De façades van Sint-Petersburg, Bas Lubberhuizen, Amsterdam 2003.

St Petersburg is like a fata morgana, an opera setting that formed the backdrop to so much Russian literature. The city inspired stories, poems and illustrations about Joseph Brodsky, Alexander Pushkin and Anna Achmatova.

Richardson, Dan, The Rough Guide to St Petersburg, Rough Guides, London 2008. Vorhees, Mara, Lonely Planet St Petersburg City Guide, Lonely Planet Publications, Melbourne 2008.


Wallpaper City Guide St Petersburg, Phaidon Press, 2007.

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