The world’s biggest country, in a magazine. Since 1956.
by Andrew Baruch Wachtel and Ilya Vinitsky (Polity)
A brilliant survey of the themes and trends in Russian literature, one period at a time. Each period is looked at through the tripartite lens of a chosen biography, a literary or cultural event, and a work of literature, making this vast and often intimidating subject manageable.
Reviewed in Russian Life: Mar/Apr 2011