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Zdenka Pregelj
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Dostoevsky’s idiom
The name of Russia’s greatest writer is Tolstoevsky—or so goes an old, and still popular, academic joke. The joke does, however, have a point. It satirizes a certain vague idea about Russian literature that is shared by many American readers: the idea that ...
The name of Russia’s greatest writer is Tolstoevsky—or so goes an old, and still popular, academic joke. The joke does, however, have a point. It satirizes a certain vague idea about Russian literature that is shared by many ...
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Viktor Shklovsky : Bowstring - Image and Riddles: An excerpt
Hegel wrote in his Lectures on Fine Art that 'the riddle belongs to conscious symbolism.' What is the riddle's answer? It is derivation of meaning. According to Hegel, the riddle consists of 'individual traits of character and properties drawn from the othe...
Hegel wrote in his Lectures on Fine Art that 'the riddle belongs to conscious symbolism.' What is the riddle's answer? It is derivation of meaning. According to Hegel, the riddle consists of 'individual traits of character an...
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Thomas Hardy: A Broken Appointment
You did not come,  And marching Time drew on, and wore me numb,—  Yet less for loss of your dear presence there  Than that I thus found lacking in your make  That high compassion which can overbear  Reluctance for pure lovingkindness’ sake  Grieved I, when,...
You did not come, And marching Time drew on, and wore me numb,— Yet less for loss of your dear presence there Than that I thus found lacking in your make That high compassion which can overbear Reluctance for pure l...
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Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion
When I lived in Moscow, I more often than not walked to work down Okhotny Ryad, a grand central boulevard. Like many places in Russia, it had been renamed after 1991 as part of a push to remove anything redolent of communism from the map. Like many de-Sovie...
When I lived in Moscow, I more often than not walked to work down Okhotny Ryad, a grand central boulevard. Like many places in Russia, it had been renamed after 1991 as part of a push to remove anything redolent of communism ...
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Justice to J.D. Salinger
When J.D. Salinger’s “Hapworth 16, 1924″—a very long and very strange story in the form of a letter from camp written by Seymour Glass when he was seven—appeared in The New Yorker in June 1965, it was greeted with unhappy, even embarrassed silence. It seeme...
When J.D. Salinger’s “Hapworth 16, 1924″—a very long and very strange story in the form of a letter from camp written by Seymour Glass when he was seven—appeared in The New Yorker in June 1965, it was greeted with unhappy, ev...
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George Herbert: Peace
SWEET PEACE, where dost thou dwell ?  I humbly crave,                          Let me once know.          I sought thee in a secret cave,                  And ask’d, if Peace were there.  A hollow winde did seem to answer, No  :                           Go...
SWEET PEACE, where dost thou dwell ? I humbly crave, Let me once know. I sought thee in a secret cave, And ask’d, if Peace were there. A hollow winde did seem to answer, No...
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Nina Gedevanovna Ananiashvili was born in Tbilisi, Georgia. Her father, Gedevan, and two older brothers, George and Levan, were all geologists; her mother, Lia Gogolashvili, a philologist. The family was once part of the Geor...
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Celebrating a tireless champion of Joseph Brodsky's poetry
There are numerous Joseph Brodsky experts, but the scale of Valentina Polukhina's work in this field eclipses them all. She has interviewed nearly 100 of the world's best-known poets, writers, translators, scholars, artists, filmmakers and philosophers who ...
There are numerous Joseph Brodsky experts, but the scale of Valentina Polukhina's work in this field eclipses them all. She has interviewed nearly 100 of the world's best-known poets, writers, translators, scholars, artists, ...
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Iris Murdoch’s Incompatibilities
The word ‘parodiability’ is not in the OED, but it is a significant literary attribute. Iris Murdoch certainly had it. Malcolm Bradbury’s Murdochian parody ‘A Jaundiced View’ has Sir Alex Mountaubon watching his daughter Flavia beneath a ‘dark and contingen...
The word ‘parodiability’ is not in the OED, but it is a significant literary attribute. Iris Murdoch certainly had it. Malcolm Bradbury’s Murdochian parody ‘A Jaundiced View’ has Sir Alex Mountaubon watching his daughter Flav...
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Arkady and Boris Strugatsky’s Doomed City finally published in English
The Strugatsky brothers, Boris and Arkady, were celebrated Soviet science fiction writers; their best-known book, Roadside Picnic inspired Andrei Tarkovsky’s film Stalker. Many of their novels have been available in English for years, but The Doomed City, a...
The Strugatsky brothers, Boris and Arkady, were celebrated Soviet science fiction writers; their best-known book, Roadside Picnic inspired Andrei Tarkovsky’s film Stalker. Many of their novels have been available in English f...
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Franz Kafka's virtual romance
On 13 August 1912, a summer evening in Prague, a young Franz Kafka was gathering up his manuscripts to take to the house of his friend, Max Brod. His excursion to the Brods’ home late in the evening was not unusual, but this was an unusual night, for two mo...
On 13 August 1912, a summer evening in Prague, a young Franz Kafka was gathering up his manuscripts to take to the house of his friend, Max Brod. His excursion to the Brods’ home late in the evening was not unusual, but this ...
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Ludmilla Petrushevskaya: Our Savior
My eldest son, Kirill, was expelled from Moscow State University in 1983. In a flare of youthful maximalism, he had announced to his English instructor that she possessed no knowledge of her subject, which happened to be entirely true. Now, imagine if someo...
My eldest son, Kirill, was expelled from Moscow State University in 1983. In a flare of youthful maximalism, he had announced to his English instructor that she possessed no knowledge of her subject, which happened to be enti...
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