Alice Khantsis was born in Naberezhnye Chelny (Republic of Tatarstan, Russia) in 1976. Since the age of fifteen, she has been writing articles for local newspapers, as well as stories, poems, and songs. In 2006, she moved to Australia. Her short stories have been published in Russian literary magazines in and outside of Russia. Her novel “And Roses Wither in the Heat of January” won the Russian Prize (2012).
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!