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ALEXEI MIKHAILOVICH REMIZOV (1877-1957) was a symbolist writer who experimented widely with language, seeking new manners of expression and employing folklore and ancient forms and structures. In 1921, he went to Germany for medical treatment, then decided never to return to Russia. In 1923 he moved from Berlin to Paris. He wrote a great deal in emigration, but with each passing year found it increasingly difficult to get published. In 1953, devotees of his works founded a small publishing house, especially so that his writings could see the light of day. To the end of his life, Remizov retained his Soviet citizenship, yet he never returned to the USSR.