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Sophie Pinkham

Sophie Pinkham

Sophie Pinkham is the author of Black Square: Adventures in Post-Soviet Ukraine. She is working on a cultural history of the Russian forest. (March 2022)

The Freedom of Historical Fiction

The Formalist literary critic Yuri Tynianov wrote historical novels as “experiments in scholarly fantasy.”

Permanent Evolution: Selected Essays on Literature, Theory and Film

by Yuri Tynianov, translated from the Russian and edited by Ainsley Morse and Philip Redko, with an introduction by Daria Khitrova

Lieutenant Kizhe

by Yury Tynianov, translated from the Russian by Nicolas Pasternak Slater and with illustrations by Olga Smart

Küchlya: Decembrist Poet

by Yury Tynianov, translated from the Russian by Anna Kurkina Rush, Peter France, and Christopher Rush

The Death of Vazir-Mukhtar

by Yury Tynyanov, translated from the Russian by Anna Kurkina Rush and Christopher Rush

Young Pushkin

by Yury Tynyanov, translated from the Russian by Anna Kurkina Rush and Christopher Rush

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March 10, 2022 issue

No More Mother-Saviors

Recent collections of poetry by Russian women offer a glimpse of how perceptions of feminism are changing in post-communist Slavic countries.

F Letter: New Russian Feminist Poetry

edited by Galina Rymbu, Eugene Ostashevsky, and Ainsley Morse, and translated from the Russian by Eugene Ostashevsky, Ainsley Morse, Alex Karsavin, Helena Kernan, Kit Eginton, Valzhyna Mort, and Kevin M.F. Platt

The Scar We Know

by Lida Yusupova, edited by Ainsley Morse and translated from the Russian by Sibelan Forrester, Martha Kelly, Brendan Kiernan, Madeline Kinkel, Hilah Kohen, Ainsley Morse, Stephanie Sandler, Joseph Schlegel, and Bela Shayevich

Life in Space

by Galina Rymbu, translated from the Russian by Joan Brooks, Helena Kernan, Charles Bernstein, Kevin M.F. Platt, and Anastasiya Osipova, and with a preface by Eugene Ostashevsky

April 29, 2021 issue

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