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Theater Review (NYC): ‘The Diary of a Madman’ starring Geoffrey Rush

Pushed over the edge, Gogol's antihero descends into obsessions and decides he is the King of Spain. Read More »

Book Review: Brief Lives: Leo Tolstoy by Anthony Briggs

Leo Tolstoy biography provides more context and analysis of writer's life and work than its size might suggest. Read More »

Book Review: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is about the plight of the individual wishing to retain his individuality amid the imposing structure and regime around him. Read More »

Book Review: Collected Stories by Isaac Babel

Isaac Babel: a look at the work of a significant Russian fiction writer of the early twentieth century Read More »

Book Review: Rasskazy: New Fiction from a New Russia edited by Mikhail Iossel and Jeff Parker

Collection of post-Soviet Russian fiction reflects life in a new Russia and the influence of Russian literary heritage. Read More »