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Debut Novelist Yelena Akhtiorskaya on Misery, Writing, and Brighton Beach

Debut Novelist Yelena Akhtiorskaya on Misery, Writing, and Brighton Beach
By September 30, 2014

“Russian writers are like Russian people: there’s not a lot of bullshit.” Read More

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The Refusenik That Wasn’t

The Refusenik That Wasn’t
By October 7, 2013

My parents fled the culture of the USSR. So why am I drawn to it? Read More

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Anti-Semites I Really Like: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Anti-Semites I Really Like: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
By November 11, 2010

Today is Dostoyevsky’s birthday. We wish that he didn’t hate Jews in his lifetime. Read More

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Authors In Conversation: Ben Greenman And Elif Batuman

Authors In Conversation: Ben Greenman And Elif Batuman
By November 8, 2010

Ben Greenman and Elif Batuman are not from the school of thought that Russian literature has to be all dark and gloomy. In this exclusive video, we sit down with the two authors. Read More

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