Ali Bader is an Iraqi novelist, essayist, poet, and screenwriter and the winner of five major Arabic awards. He was born in Baghdad, where he studied Western philosophy and foreign literature. He authored sixteen novels, several works of non-fiction, scripts, plays, and four poetry collections. He was a soldier during the war of Iraq; later he worked as a war correspondent covering events in the Middle East. His best-known novels in English include Papa Sartre (AUC Press, 2009), The Tobacco Keeper (Bloomsbury, 2012), Running after the Wolves, and Woman Without God.
This collection, compiled, translated, and edited by poet and scholar Ian Probstein, provides Anglophone audiences with a powerful selection of Mandelstam’s most beloved and haunting poems.
This collection of personal essays by a bi-national Russian/U.S. author offers glimpses into many things Soviet and post-Soviet: the sacred, the profane, the mundane, the little-discussed and the often-overlooked. What was a Soviet school dance like? Did communists go to church? Did communists listen to Donna Summer? If you want to find out, read on!