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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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What is the future of Jews in Russia?

Monica Osborne, a scholar of Jewish literature and culture, writes for the Jewish Journal about Boston College Professor Maxim D. Shrayer’s latest book, With or Without You: The Prospect for Jews in Today’s Russia. For the book, Shrayer returned to his homeland … Continue reading

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Shrayer interview

Boston College Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies Maxim D. Shrayer was interviewed by Jewish Telegraphic Agency about his recent book, With or Without You: The Prospect for Today’s Jews in Russia (Academic Studies Press, 2017). Part historical and cultural investigation, and … Continue reading

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Understanding Ukraine-Russia: Anne Applebaum

Pulitzer Prize–winning author Anne Applebaum will give a talk on her new book, Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine, on Oct. 23 at 10:30 a.m. in the conference center at 2101 Commonwealth Ave., Brighton Campus. In Red Famine, which spans the Ukrainian Revolution of 1917 … Continue reading

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An elegy for Russia’s Jewry

A richly journalistic portrait of Russia’s dwindling, but still vibrant and influential Jewish community, is presented in a new book by Boston College Professor Maxim D. Shrayer. Based on new evidence and a series of interviews, With or Without You: … 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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Book review: Leaving Russia

In a book review for Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story, Boston Bibliophile calls Professor of Russian, English and Jewish Studies Maxim Shrayer‘s memoir “a searing portrait both of Soviet life as the Soviet Union was on the verge of collapse and the very … Continue reading

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