The Ruffian of Russian Poetry
Wall Street Journal
In public, Mayakovsky is a broad-shouldered ruffian who sweeps through literary salons roaring out his poems, sparring with ideological rivals (Boris Pasternak among them) and baldly propositioning women in the audience. Mr. Littell compresses much of ...
Nabokov was such a jerk
The Boston Globe
To know Vladimir Nabokov is not to love him. When Nabokov died in 1977, The New York Times hailed him as “a giant in the world of literature.
DuoDecim Scripta | Athens | December 8
Xenia Tselinga (bayan), Despo Varoudaki (guitar/mandolin) and soprano Roxani Papadimitriou will perform works by Sergei Prokofiev that link Boris Pasternak with William Shakespeare, Federico Garcia Lorca with Friedrich Nietzsche and Edgar Allan Poe ...
Remembering the Jews who have won the Nobel Prize
Canadian Jewish News (blog)
On Dec. 10, J. Michael Kosterlitz and Oliver Hart (but not Bob Dylan) will don white tie and tails. In the late afternoon, they will ascend a dais in Stockholm to be ...