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Spring 2014

Spring 2014

Issue Theme: Springtime in Paris

6: Paris: A Russian City
Maria Bloshteyn
The issue's introduction offers a concise history of the Russian connection to Paris, and the post-Bolshevik emigration in particular.
History

27: Que Faire?
Nadezhda Teffi
One of Teffi's best known stories offers a humorous take on emigre attitudes toward Paris.
:: Translation by Clare Kitson

Humor

32: Original Lithographs
Yuri Annenkov
The featured artist in this issue is Yuri Annenkov, whose wonderful lithographs from Paris in the 1920s set a perfectly bohemian mood.
Art

33: A Spring Miracle
Nadezhda Teffi
A story of romance and spring.
:: Translation by Maria Bloshteyn

Literature

40: The Dog Groomer
Sasha Chyorny
A poignant poem on the meaning of emigration and life.
:: Translation by Maria Bloshteyn

Poetry

45: Shadows of Days
Ivan Shmelyov
Shmelyov's acclaimed phantasmagorical variation on the emigre dream/nightmare of the return back to Russia.
:: Translation by Temira Pachmuss

Literature

67: On the Banks of the Seine
Irina Odoyevtseva
A telling memoir of life in Paris for Russians in the 1920s and 1930s.
:: Translation by Maria Bloshteyn

Memoir

81: In Paris
Ivan Bunin
One of Bunin's most beloved stories, about an aged emigre falling in love with a young waitress.
:: Translation by Graham Hettlinger

Literature

92: Un Petit Accident
Ivan Bunin
A previously untranslated short work by the short story master, that richly conveys the mood of one evening in Paris.
:: Translation by Maria Bloshteyn

Literature

95: Ivan Bunin
Alexander Bakhrakh
A brief but powerful memoir of Bunin's last days in Paris.
:: Translation by Nora Seligman Favorov

Memoir

100: My Thanks for All of This
Georgy Adamovich
A rumination on the fate of the emigre.
:: Translation by Maria Bloshteyn

Poetry

102: Luchina
Marina Tsvetaeva
Tsvetaeva's brief and trenchant comparison of Paris and Russia.
:: Translation by Maria Bloshteyn

Poetry

105: The Argentine
Nina Berberova
A story of emigre love and loss in Paris.
:: Translation by Marian Schwartz

Literature

116: Black Moth
Maria Vega
A classic Russian song of exile.
:: Translation by Maria Bloshteyn

Music

118: Whose Murmuring It Is, I Know Not
Vladimir Nabokov
A previously untranslated poem by Nabokov (under the pseudonym Vasily Shishkov).
:: Translation by Maria Bloshteyn

Poetry

120: I'm Not a Shadow
Vladimir Nabokov
A second previously untranslated poem by Nabokov (under the pseudonym Vasily Shishkov).
:: Translation by Maria Bloshteyn

Poetry

123: Moscow Snow
Alexander Kuprin
An example of the author's "miniature fiction" that juxtaposes nostalgia for the Russian past with stark reflections on the present.
:: Translation by Lise Brody

Literature

126: An Evening Hour Fading Fast
Georgy Ivanov
A poignant poem on which the issue ends.
:: Translation by Maria Bloshteyn

Poetry