NY Review of Books, Volume 63, Number 6 - April 7, 2016
NY Review of Books, Volume 62, Number 14, September 24, 2015
NY Review of Books, Volume 61, Number 12 - July 10, 2014
In its headquarters in Langley, Virginia, the CIA has a museum that's not generally open to the public....
NY Review of Books, Vol. LX, no. 4, March 7, 2013
When I was studying Russian at a British army language school in the 1950s, most of my teachers were Russian émigrés who had fled the Bolshevik Revolution....
Harper's, February 2013
One of the twentieth century’s most significant innovations was the concept of world war, and it managed to stage not one but two, as if the first weren’t good enough and had to be perfected....
New Republic - May 18, 2012
Joseph Brodsky caught the attention of the outside world for the first time in 1964, when he was tried in Leningrad for the crime of writing poetry....
NY Review of Books, Vol. LVIII, No. 19, December 8, 2011
In 1967, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn sent a letter to his former labor camp comrade Lev Kopelev about the autobiographical hero of his novel The First Circle. Gleb Nerzhin, he wrote, was meant to be “an excellent man with ideal convictions [who] needs no practical criteria of good and evil, since he is sufficiently guided by his convictions....”
NY Review of Books, Volume 57, Number 1 — January 14, 2010
The rise and triumph of the Soviet dissident movement in the second half of the twentieth century surely ranks as one of the finest episodes in Russian cultural history.
Harper's Magazine - May 1, 2001
Translators are the ghosts of the literary profession, invisible men who don a mask and pretend to be someone else....
LitHub Daily, September 12, 20019
This is the introduction to the new translation of Arthur Koestler's Darkness at Noon just published by Scribner in the USA and Vintage Classics in the UK.