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

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

By Hans Rollman

Teffi’s genius lies in applying a light, ironic and at times satirical flair of humour to deeply serious subjects 24 May 2016 // 8:30 AM

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18 May 2016 // 10:30 AM

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18 May 2016 // 2:15 AM

Marissa Nadler: Strangers

Marissa Nadler’s newest release is the type of solid work we've come to expect from her.

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Baltimore-born Winfield Parker's sides for the Ru-Jac label were more often hits than misses. This new collection explores the best and worst moments of his time on that tiny label.

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This novel tries to find words for the ways in which being other means being constantly under observation.

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