I’m going to stay within the nineteenth century as much as I can on this blog, but since lots of people are equally interested in the twentieth I’ll occasionally post links to XX век topics. For starters:
- A “brilliant, emotionally grueling production” of Aleksandr Vampilov’s Duck Hunting (Утиная охота, 1967) in St. Petersburg.
- Vasilii Grossman’s Life and Fate (Жизнь и судьба, written 1950-59, published 1980) is suddenly popular in the UK, thanks to BBC Radio 4.
- Oral and written Gulag voices.
- If I could, I’d link to Anindita Banerjee’s “Liberation Theosophy: Discovering India and Orienting Russia between Velimir Khlebnikov and Helena Blavatsky,” PMLA 126.3 (2011): 610-24.