Marat Grinberg is professor of Russian and comparative literature at Reed College. His essays and reviews have appeared in the LA Review of Books, Tablet, Cineaste, and Commentary.
Why Russian Jews believed that reading Dostoevsky would legitimize their place in Russian culture and protect them from accusations of being interlopers.
The Jewish Soul: Classics of Yiddish Cinema, a recent collection from a major distributor, adds to the canon of Jewish movies in fascinating new ways.
Gorenstein is best-known for his film scripts, written for Andrei Tarkovsky and others. Now, recently published in English for the first time, his own voice can be heard.
Deified by their Soviet readers, Arkady and Boris Strugatsky are beginning to find increasing numbers of readers in America.