Andrei Bitov, fully Andrei Georgiyevich Bitov

Andrei
Bitov, fully Andrei Georgiyevich Bitov
1937

Soviet Writer, Editor, Bunin Award Winner

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Life has neither material nor idealistic secrecy or mystery about it. Life is equal to itself only, hence perceiving its meaning is out of the question... The exaggeration of our mental abilities has given rise to what we perceive as “the problem” of discerning life’s purpose... If it is beyond our powers to disembowel love and beauty - we can only ravish them - it means that they are given to us not for cognition but for reflection. Similarly, the freedom of choice granted to man, a freedom denied the rest of the living species, is man’s task, a duty to exercise and fulfill, not merely an opportune option.

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First Name
Andrei
Last Name
Bitov, fully Andrei Georgiyevich Bitov
Birth Date
1937
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Soviet Writer, Editor, Bunin Award Winner