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Winter 2015

Winter 2015

Issue Theme: Leningrad Under Siege

6: My Petersburgers
Evgenia Shcheglova
Some intelligent people are conscientious. Often this causes them intolerable suffering...
:: Translation by Olga Kuzmina

Literature

15: Nat Pinkerton and Modern Literature
Korney Chukovsky
Chukovsky's seminal rumination on the arrival of pulp fiction in Russia.
:: Translation by Paul E. Richardson

Literature

29: Diaries
Lydia Ginzburg
In which Ginzburg meditates on the Russian Jewish community - to which she also belongs - and on its role in Russian culture.
:: Translation by Alexei Bayer

Memoir

41: The Wrighting Fraternity
KOBRA
A fantastic feuilleton on what it means to be a writer.
:: Translation by Alexei Bayer

Humor

51: Notebooks
Izrail Metter
A poignant, humorous and telling memoir of a rare soul with a worthy backbone.
:: Translation by Paul E. Richardson

Memoir

63: No One is Forgotten, Nothing is Forgotten
Olga Bergholz
A gripping memoir by the heroic Voice of the Leningrad Blockade, who also suffered through literary persecution.
:: Translation by Paul E. Richardson

Memoir

72: The Decanter
Alexander Kushner
:: Translation by Carol Ueland
Poetry

75: The Parrot
Lydia Chukovskaya
Excerpts from Chukovskaya's powerful memoir, Strikethrough.
:: Translation by Liv Bliss

Memoir

88: The Wandering Artists
Vladimir Britanishsky
:: Translation by Boris Dralyuk
Poetry

91: Two Concerts
Arseny Berezin
The author's account of two concerts by Western virtuosos that caused a flurry among the Leningrad elite.
:: Translation by Margo Shohl Rosen

Marriage

101: If You Can, Turn Around
Konstantin Azadovsky
In which the author reminisces about his time spent with Brodsky, while the latter was sent to exile in the North.
:: Translation by Olga Kuzmina

Memoir

114: The Slavish Learned Classes
Vladimir Britanishsky
:: Translation by Boris Dralyuk
Poetry

117: A Truly Unique Person
Evgenia Shcheglova
A short essay recounting the author's friendship with Lydia Budogoskaya, a little known yet famous Russian writer who was gifted and uncommonly humble.
:: Translation by Eugenia Sokolskaya

Memoir