Teresa Cherfas reviews ‘Rich Russians: from Oligarchs to Bourgeoisie’ by Elisabeth Schimpfössl

28 July 2022 By Teresa Cherfas Teresa Cherfas reviews Rich Russians: from Oligarchs to Bourgeoisie by Elisabeth Schimpfössl. Hardback 248pp ISBN-9780190677763 (Oxford University Press, New York, 2018) In 2008, the year Russia invaded Georgia,…

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Teresa Cherfas reviews ‘The Sinner and the Saint: Dostoevsky, a Crime and its Punishment’ by Kevin Birmingham

2 June 2022 By Teresa Cherfas Teresa Cherfas reviews The Sinner and the Saint: Dostoyevsky, a Crime and its Punishment by Kevin Birmingham. Hardback 432pp ISBN-9780241235942 (Allen Lane, London, 2021) 2021 was book-ended…

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Teresa Cherfas reviews ‘Just the Plague’ by Ludmila Ulitskaya

4 January 2022 By Teresa Cherfas Teresa Cherfas reviews Just the Plague by Ludmila Ulitskaya. Translated from the Russian by Polly Gannon. Paperback 144pp ISBN-9781783788057 (Granta Books, London, 2021) Ludmila Ulitskaya is, arguably,…

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Teresa Cherfas reviews ‘The Scent of Empires: Chanel No. 5 and Red Moscow’ by Karl Schlögel [translated from the German by Jessica Spengler]

22 September 2021 By Teresa Cherfas Teresa Cherfas reviews The Scent of Empires: Chanel No. 5 and Red Moscow by Karl Schlögel, translated from the German by Jessica Spengler. Hardback 220pp…

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Teresa Cherfas reviews ‘Grey Bees,’ a novel by Andrei Kurkov

5 January 2021 By Teresa Cherfas Teresa Cherfas reviews Grey Bees by Andrei Kurkov. Translated from the Russian by Boris Dralyuk. 352pp ISBN-13: 9780857059369 (MacLehose Press, London, 2020) Andrei Kurkov’s latest book is about…

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Teresa Cherfas reviews ‘Inhuman Land: Searching for the Truth in Soviet Russia 1941-1942’ by Józef Czapski.

5 November 2020 By Teresa Cherfas Teresa Cherfas reviews Inhuman Land: Searching for the Truth in Soviet Russia 1941-1942 by Józef Czapski. Translated from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones with an introduction…

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