Henry Gifford


  • Radicals

    January 17, 1991

    Through the Russian Prism: Essays on Literature and Culture by Joseph Frank

  • Indomitable Pasternak

    May 31, 1990

    Boris Pasternak: A Literary Biography Volume I, 1890–1928 by Christopher Barnes

    Boris Pasternak: The Poet and His Politics by Lazar Fleishman

    Boris Pasternak by Peter Levi

    Boris Pasternak: The Tragic Years, 1930–60 by Evgeny Pasternak, translated by Michael Duncan, the poetry of Pasternak translated by Anne Pasternak Slater, by Craig Raine

  • The Real Thing

    June 1, 1989

    On the Golden Porch by Tatyana Tolstaya, translated by Antonina W. Bouis

    The New Soviet Fiction: Sixteen Short Stories compiled by Sergei Zalygin

    Balancing Acts: Contemporary Stories by Russian Women edited by Helena Goscilo

    The Human Experience: Contemporary American and Soviet Fiction and Poetry US/USSR Committee edited by the Soviet/American Joint Editorial Board of the Quaker, with forewords by William Styron, by Daniil Granin

  • An Artist’s Artist

    December 22, 1988

    Chekhov: A Spirit Set Free by V.S. Pritchett

  • Lermontov’s Demon

    May 31, 1984

    Mikhail Lermontov: Major Poetical Works translated with an introduction and commentary by Anatoly Liberman

    Narrative Poems by Alexander Pushkin and Mikhail Lermontov by Alexander Pushkin, by Mikhail Lermontov, translated by Charles Johnston, introduction by Kyril FitzLyon

  • Catherine Was Great

    May 28, 1981

    Russia in the Age of Catherine the Great by Isabel de Madariaga

  • The Least Unsafe Man of Genius’

    April 5, 1979

    Turgenev: His Life and Times by Leonard Schapiro

  • Witnesses to Calamity

    July 20, 1978

    Dans le carnaval de I’histoire: mémoires Carnival in the spring of 1979 by Léonide Pliouchtch, translated by Simone Vincent

    The Challenge of the Spirit by Boris Shragin, translated by P.S. Falla

    Notes of a Non-Conspirator by Efim Etkind, translated by Peter France

  • Mandelstam Whole

    March 9, 1978

    Osip Mandelstam: Selected Essays translated by Sidney Monas

    Mandelstam: The Later Poetry by Jennifer Baines