Andrei Bitov is a writer whose sense of style was both a gift, an ethical measure, and a sign of
His “Vanishing Monakhov” was both the author's protagonist and the hero of the generation, who will
never be the spokesman for the majority, but the thinking part of the society will always correlate them
with this hero.
I commiserate with everyone who loves Andrei Bitov. And myself as well.