Joseph Jackerson (born June 2, 1936, Leningrad) is a Russian and Israeli painter. He studied art at the Leningrad Academy of Fine Arts. Jackerson immigrated to Israel from the USSR in 1973. His works were exhibited in many shows in Israel, the United States, Russia, Switzerland, and Australia. In addition, he designed sets for many theater productions and taught painting and drawing.
In this collection of 34 short stories, author Alexis Levitin, travel set in hand, takes the reader on a journey across several continents – and even into space – exploring the joys of chess and its effect on the lives of those who play.
In this collection, Andrey Kneller has woven together his own poems with his translations of one of the most recognized and celebrated contemporary Russian poets, Vera Pavlova.