Henry Street Arcade is a bilingual collection of poetry by Peter O’Neill, translated into French by the French poet Yan Kouton. It is inspired by a historic shopping arcade in the heart of Dublin city center and evokes for the author the ideas of Walter Benjamin and the poetry of Charles Baudelaire. Henry Street was also the Street where James Joyce was to help bring the first cinema to the Irish public over 100 years ago. So, it is this triad of authors- Joyce, Benjamin and Baudelaire which animate the collection.
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.
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.
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!
“Cold War Casual” is a collection of transcribed oral testimony and interviews translated from Russian into English and from English into Russian that delve into the effect of the events and the government propaganda of the Cold War era on regular citizens of countries on both sides of the Iron Curtain.