September 29, 2011
- New editions of Mandel’shtam and Brodskii.
- Brodskii was apparently rude to Dovlatov, who would have been 70 a few weeks ago.
- In 1933 E. H. Carr was so sexist it interfered with his description of Gertsen.
- During the 1941-1944 blockade of Leningrad, “municipal authorities periodically diverted laborers and resources from defense needs to preservationists, who risked human lives to save symbols of Russian history from the ravages of war.”