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.
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!