by Rachel Polonsky
Hardcover, 390 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, List Price: $28 |
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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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