Sketches of the Criminal World: Further Kolyma Stories by Varlam Shalamov reviewed
The Ministry of Truth: A Biography of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four by Dorian Lynskey reviewed
Vasily Grossman and the Soviet Century by Alexandra Popoff reviewed
The Power of Cute by Simon May reviewed
Teffi: A Life of Letters and of Laughter by Edythe Haber reviewed
Andrew’s story is full of intriguing facts and pleasing anecdotes. But he does not quite engage with the broader questions he himself raises.
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