Articles tagged ¡forward, russia

When American Women’s Dreams of Equality Carried Them to Russia

By uncovering lost stories of women living abroad, Julia Mickenberg revives rich histories of adventure.

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Ludmilla Petrushevskaya’s Stories Resonate Despite the Terrors of Her Childhood

Many chapters in The Girl from the Metropol Hotel are brief snippets of memory: you could call them snapshots if they didn't resonate viscerally in so many ways.

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There’s an Impactful Tale Buried Within Emma Richler’s ‘Be My Wolff’

Richler’s details can be drearily extraneous and erudite, yet they also demonstrate how dedicated and well-researched she is in regards to her characters and the world in which they live.

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Behind a veneer of youthful glamour, the Euro all but groaned under the weight of excess global capital, merciless media scrutiny, hyperprofessionalization, domestic French anxieties, and geopolitics.

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Tolstoy, Rasputin, and Teffi, One of Russia’s Greatest Woman Writers

Teffi’s genius lies in applying a light, ironic and at times satirical flair of humour to deeply serious subjects

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Clouds, Thunder, and the Narrative of Structure: An Interview With Pinkshinyultrablast

Though thematic clashes of good and evil are entertaining, Pinkshinyultrablast acknowledge that structure has its importance when carving their dreamy tracks.

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Igor Stravinsky’s Music Will Long Outlast the Chatter it Begat

True to form for Critical Lives, Jonathan Cross packs a rich life into a lean yet bountiful biography in Igor Stravinsky.

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‘Leviathan’ Is a Kafkaesque Nightmare in Russia

Combine Orson Welles’ The Trial with Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove, throw in some nods to Job and Thomas Hobbes, and you get Leviathan.

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5 May 2015 // 12:53 PM

Russia Removes Art Spiegelman’s ‘Maus’ From Bookstores

Maus, the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel by Art Spiegelman, has been withdrawn from Moscow bookstores.

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‘Child 44’ Is a Suspenseless Soviet-Era Misstep

By adding too many subplots and political asides to the true story of Soviet serial killer Andrei Chikatilo, Child 44 becomes a deadly bore.

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‘Mind of Winter’ Is a Thrilling Page-Turner with Shimmering Prose and a Heart-Wrenching Ending

Laura Kasischke's tenth novel is a dark fairytale about the sacrifices of motherhood and of secrets so deep, we learn to keep them even from ourselves.

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Nikolai Leskov Gets His Due in This New Collection, ‘The Enchanted Wanderer’

Translating Leskov's delightfully 'slippery ventriloquism' is the latest project of indefatigable translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, whose renderings of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky have effectively become the new standards over the past two decades.

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3 Jan 2011 // 9:58 PM

Inna Zhelannaya: Cocoon

Cocoon, with its thread-artwork and the title that signifies concentration and enclosure, seems to be casting its references back a few years to Bjork's Vespertine.

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A Surgeon Cool with a Handgun and a Scalpel

A surgeon doing charity work to make up for the sins of his violent past changes his priorities after learning that his new wife married him for an unfathomable reason.

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The Russian Dreambook of Color and Flight by Gina Ochsner

Gina Ochsner engages with the diversity of post-Soviet Russia by taking a microcosm of the country's demographic and chronicling its travails.

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

This collection of post-Soviet short stories from Russian authors born in the waning days of the once-powerful empire raises some important questions. Namely, what is the New Russia?

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‘Sex and the City,’ but which city? Russian TV networks copy shows from U.S.

MOSCOW - The suspicious girlfriend sits in the back seat of an SUV and watches her love life unravel on the screen of Denis Grebenyuk’

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Mumiy Troll: Comrade Ambassador

Proof that ex-punks from Vladivostok are as capable of creating mainstream-indie "rockapops" as anyone else anywhere on the planet.

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4 Aug 2008 // 3:40 AM

MOSCOW - For the Western world, Alexander Solzhenitsyn peeled back the layers of secrecy that obscured the Soviet system’s inhumanity to a people relegated

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¡Forward, Russia!: Life Processes

¡Forward, Russia! should be commended for asking questions of themselves when they could have sat pretty and cemented their position as dance-punk heroes.

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'Knee Deep' Has a Great Setting That Ruins the Game

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"Knee Deep's elaborate stage isn't meant to convey a sense of spatial reality, it's really just a mechanism for cool scene transitions. And boy are they cool.

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