Exhibitionist by Pavel Pepperstein

  • Year2020
  • LanguageRussian
  • Edition2500
  • Pages1016
  • BindingHardcover
  • Price1300 RUB
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Pavel Pepperstein’s new book of forty-five chapters covers the artist’s childhood, adolescence, and adulthood—as they were or as they could have been.

Exhibitionist is a chronologically organized collection of literary memoirs written and carefully assembled into a novel over several years. Stories based on Pepperstein’s memories of childhood, coming of age, and becoming an artist; meditations on creativity, art, and life in general; descriptions of love adventures and incredible journeys are intertwined with extravagant fictional episodes.

The book features rare photographs and pictures from the artist’s personal archive.


Pavel Pepperstein is among the most discussed and intriguing figures in contemporary Russian literature, a hero for several generations of intellectuals and bohemians. His writings include Swastika and the Pentagon, Spring, War Stories, A Prague Night, and the cult novel The Mythogenic Love of Castes (co-written with Sergei Anufriev). Pepperstein is also well-known as an artist and has represented Russia at major international exhibitions.