Alla Doubrovskaia is a prose writer. In the Soviet Union, she worked as a history teacher, a technical inspector, and a heat regulating technician. Since 1992, she has lived in America. Her prose was published in many Russian-language magazines, such as “Zvezda”, “Octyabr”, “Volga”, “Kreshchatik”, “Novyi Bereg”, “Interpoezia,” and “Zinziver”. Her two novels, “Lone Star” and “Egyptian House,” were published by “Aletheia” (St. Petersburg).
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!