Nekoda Singer

About the Author:

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photo by Gali-Dana Singer
Nekoda Singer
Jerusalem, Israel

Almost as soon as he was born, which took place in 1960, in Novosibirsk (Russia), Nekoda Singer began to indulge in fantasies, both verbal and visual. Dreaming of faraway continents at the age of 13, he began to work with animals in a local zoo, but after finishing school, instead of sailing around the world, he started to work as a set decorator for a local opera, as well as to study at the Institute of Theatre, Music, and Cinematography in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg). After that, he spent several years working as a garbage collector in Leningrad as well as a Latvian folk craftsman in Riga (Latvia). In 1988, he finally settled in Jerusalem (Israel). In 1991, together with Gali-Dana Singer, he wrote The Manifest of Neo-Eclecticism. Since then, he constantly has been breaking the laws of this radical art movement and dismissing himself from it. His artwork has been displayed at more than 60 solo and group exhibitions in Israel and abroad. His 5 books of fiction were published in Russian and Hebrew. He is a co-editor (with Gali-Dana Singer) of the Russian and Hebrew literary e-zine Nekudataim – Dvoetochie (https://dvoetochie.org/).

Bookshelf
by Osip Mandelstam

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.

by Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry

Four teenagers grow inseparable in the last days of the Soviet Union—but not all of them will live to see the new world arrive in this powerful debut novel, loosely based on Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard.

 

by Mark Budman

Every character in these twenty-two interlinked stories is an immigrant from a place real or imaginary. (Magic realism/immigrant fiction.)

by Victor Enyutin

A book of poems in Russian by Victor Enyutin (San Francisco, 1983). Victor  Enyutin is a Russian writer, poet, and sociologist who emigrated to the US from the Soviet Union in 1975.

by Nina Kossman

A collection of poems in Russian. Published by Khudozhestvennaya literatura (Художественная литература). Moscow, 1990.

by Anna Krushelnitskaya

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!

Videos
Three Questions. A Documentary by Vita Shtivelman
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Poetry Reading in Honor of Brodsky’s 81st Birthday
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