"I have just awoken,
having dreamed of music."
Andreï Makine, "Music of a Life"
"An ancient air, whose languid melody
Has secret charms that speak only to me ..."
Gérard de Nerval, quoted by Andreï Makine in his novel
"Dreams of My Russian Summers"
..."now a car passing beyond the trees.
These sounds seemed to come
from very far away,
isolated by distance,
from an alien world."
Andreï Makine, "Requiem for a Lost Empire"
First and 13th Districts