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PUSHKIN HOUSE RUSSIAN BOOK CLUB: ANNA KARENINA, WITH DR ROSAMUND BARTLETT AND DR RACHEL POLONSKY
Sep
24
7:30 PM19:30

PUSHKIN HOUSE RUSSIAN BOOK CLUB: ANNA KARENINA, WITH DR ROSAMUND BARTLETT AND DR RACHEL POLONSKY

One of the greatest novels ever written, Anna Karenina combines penetrating psychological insight with an encyclopedic depiction of life in 1870s Russia.  Tolstoy scholar Dr Rosamund Bartlett, author of a major new translation for Oxford World's Classics, will be in conversation with Dr Rachel Polonsky of Cambridge University (author of Molotov's Magic Lantern).  Dip in to your Anna Karenina and come and join the the discussion.  Language: in English.

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Talk About Teffi - A Russian Writer Rediscovered
Jun
17
7:30 PM19:30

Talk About Teffi - A Russian Writer Rediscovered

Language: in English

Nadezhda Teffi is a recently rediscovered writer whose genius with the short form made her a literary star in pre-revolutionary Russia, beloved by Tsar Nicholas II and Lenin alike.  Two translators of the new Pushkin Press collection of Teffi's stories, Robert Chandler and Anne-Marie Jackson, talk about the whirlwind life and work of a Russian emigre writer.

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Evgenia Ginzburg's 'Into the Whirlwind', with Sir Rodric Braithwaite and Professor Catherine Merridale
Jun
16
7:00 PM19:00

Evgenia Ginzburg's 'Into the Whirlwind', with Sir Rodric Braithwaite and Professor Catherine Merridale

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Language: in English

Sir Rodric Braithwaite, former British Ambassador to Moscow and Professor Catherine Merridale, winner of this year's Pushkin House Russian Book Prize, discuss Evgeniya Ginzburg's beautiful, classic memoir of the Gulag, Into the Whirlwind to mark the launch of the new Persephone Press edition. 

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Pushkin House Russian Book Club: Ukraine Series: Gogol: 'Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka' and 'Mirgorod'
Jun
12
7:30 PM19:30

Pushkin House Russian Book Club: Ukraine Series: Gogol: 'Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka' and 'Mirgorod'

Language: in English

Dr Oliver Ready and Professor Donald Rayfield open the long-awaited Pushkin House Russian Book Club with a guided tour of some of the most bizarre and brilliant stories by the famous Russian-Ukrainian author, from Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka and Mirgorod. This month's book club affords everyone - regardless of their Russian reading skills - a trip deep into the strange, phantasmagorical, hyper-real world of Gogol's Ukrainian countrysidel.  And how does Gogol's writing illuminate the sibling relationship between the two nations today?

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