Maxim Vladimirovich Ivanov was born on July 5, 1976 in Leningrad. After completing from graduate school, he published two books (in 2004 and 2006) on the history of St. Petersburg. In his work Maxim professes the principle: “Reality is the best playwright. Do not invent anything. Reality has already thought it all up. Just wait and write it down!” The story continues.
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!