Igor Aleksandrovich Dedkov (1934–1994) is an outstanding Russian literary critic and publicist of the 20th century, author of many remarkable articles and books, including the ‘Diary’ published in 2005. This book includes his autobiographical essays of 1970-1990, where the literary critic appears to be a man of bold and independent thought.
The collection of memoirs of writers, journalists, scientists, school and university friends, and younger contemporaries of I. Dedkov give the reader some interesting insight on the social and literary life of the second half of the 20th century. The collection is illustrated with photographs from a family album.
The book is meant for a wide range of readers.