Tag Archives: Russia

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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Book review: Golinkin’s memoir

A Commonweal magazine review of A Backpack, A Bear and Eight Crates of Vodka (Doubleday, 2014) by Boston College alumnus Lev Golinkin draws comparisons to another memoir about a Jewish family fleeing the Soviet Union —Waiting for America by Boston College … Continue reading

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Russian revolutionary

Vera Figner, a Russian noblewoman turned revolutionary terrorist, is the subject of a new biography by Boston College alumna Lynne Ann Hartnett. In The Defiant Life of Vera Figner: Surviving the Russian Revolution (Indiana University Press, 2014), Harnett reveals how Figner survived the … Continue reading

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Dinner with Stalin

Boston College Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies Maxim D. Shrayer has edited and co-translated Dinner with Stalin and Other Stories (Syracuse University Press, 2014), a book written by his father, David Shrayer-Petrov. According to the publisher, these 14 stories by … Continue reading

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Reading by Shrayer

Boston College Professor Maxim D. Shrayer will read from and discuss his newest book, Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story (Syracuse University Press), on Mar. 31 at 4:30 p.m in the O’Neill Library Reading Room. Leaving Russia was a finalist for a 2014 … Continue reading

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