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A Russian Immigrant

The lives of immigrants are fueled by a combustible mix of success and alienation. In his new work, A Russian Immigrant: Three Novellas (Cherry Orchard Books, 2019),  Boston College Professor Maxim D. Shrayer captures those feelings in the story of … Continue reading

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Remembering Nabokov

Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies Maxim D. Shrayer marked the 120th anniversary of Vladimir Nabokov’s birth on April 22 with an essay on visiting the Nabokovs’ last home, in Montreaux, Switzerland. The essay appeared in the Los Angeles … Continue reading

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Doctor Levitin

A major work of late 20th-century Russian and Jewish literature, Doctor Levitin, a novel depicting the experience of the Jewish exodus from the former USSR, has been published in English. BC professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies Maxim D. Shrayer oversaw … Continue reading

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Lebanon’s Jewish community

In his new book, Lebanon’s Jewish Community: Fragments of Lives Arrested (Palgrave MacMillan), BC Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies Franck Salameh presents both history and memory of Lebanon’s Jews, considering what, how, and why they choose to remember their Lebanese … Continue reading

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Translating Isaac Babel

Tablet magazine has published a new English translation—written by BC Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies Maxim D. Shrayer—of one of the most celebrated works of Jewish fiction. Shrayer has translated, from the Russian, “Awakening,” a short story by Isaac … Continue reading

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Golinkin at First Year Academic Convocation

Alumnus Lev Golinkin, author of the memoir A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka, will be the keynote speaker at First Year Academic Convocation on Sept. 7, at 7 p.m., in Conte Forum. Golinkin’s book is a heartbreaking and … Continue reading

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Leaving Russia

Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story, a memoir by Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies Maxim D. Shrayer has been released in a paperback edition. The first English-language, autobiographical and nonfictional account of growing up Jewish in the former USSR, Leaving … Continue reading

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