Molotov's Magic Lantern

Travels in Russian History

by Rachel Polonsky

Hardcover, 390 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, List Price: $28 | purchase

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Title
Molotov's Magic Lantern
Subtitle
Travels in Russian History
Author
Rachel Polonsky

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Book Summary

The author of English Literature and the Russian Aesthetic Renaissance describes her move to a Moscow apartment that once housed the Soviet elite and her discovery of an extensive, culturally reflective library belonging to a Stalin henchman.

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