Tag Archives: Russia

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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The Russian novel in Brazil

University of São Paolo Professor Bruno Gomide, a leading Brazilian expert on Russian literature and culture and a translator of Russian writers into Portuguese, will present “The Russian Novel in Brazil,” based on his study DA ESTEPE À CAATINGA: O Romance Russo … Continue reading

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Honors for Shrayer

Congratulations to Maxim D. Shrayer whose book, Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story (Syracuse University Press), was named a finalist for a 2013 National Jewish Book Award in the category of Modern Jewish Thought and Experience. Now in its 63rd year, the … Continue reading

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more on Leaving Russia

Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story, the new memoir from Professor of Russian and English Maxim D. Shrayer, “poignantly captures [the] double life of [a] refusenik,” according to a review in the Jewish Journal. An excerpt was published by The Forward, … Continue reading

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Leaving Russia

Maxim D. Shrayer, professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies, has published a powerful new memoir: Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story.  In the first English-language, autobiographical and nonfictional account of growing up Jewish in the former USSR—of refuseniks and the … Continue reading

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