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Russian Reading Update: Isaac Babel gives a new voice to a new era

I’ve been meaning to read Babel for several years now, but he was so highly recommended, and my Norton ‘Selected Writings’ looked so dense, I was starting to feel too intimidated to begin.  If I’m honest, one reason for embarking … Continue reading

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Russian Reading update: War books

I would never call war literature my genre of choice, but it was always going to be a major element of my Russian Reading project.  Now that I’m into the revolutionary civil wars it’s a case of deciding how squeamish … Continue reading

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