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A third of the way into Little Failure, I realized that I had not enjoyed the author’s books (one of them, to be precise) — but I thoroughly enjoyed his memoir, from a circumscribed childhood in what was still the USSR to emigration to New York with parents that never quite adapted completely to their new environment and who did not believe in coddling him. 46 more words
As far back as I can remember, I had a fascination with Russia.
It began when I was a child. This was the mid-1980s. The Cold War, as they say, was hot. 173 more words
Ekaterina Maximova’s 1931 fabrika-kukhnia on Maslennikov in Samara is a constructivist wonder in the shape of a hammer and sickle. Soviet “factory kitchens” were intended to provide proper nutrition to workers and liberate women from domestic slavery (i.e. 584 more words