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MAXIM D SHRAYER – Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story

May 24, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join MAZIM D SHRAYER at Brookline Booksmith as he reads from Leaving Russia, his memoir of coming of age and struggling to leave the USSR. Shrayer chronicles the triumphs and humiliations of a Soviet childhood and expresses the dreams and fears of a Jewish family that never gave up its hopes for a better life. Narrated in the tradition of Tolstoy’s confessional trilogy and Nabokov’s autobiography, this is a searing account of the KGB’s persecution of “refuseniks,” a poet’s rebellion against totalitarian culture, and Soviet fantasies of the West during the Cold War.

This event is free and open to the public.

Details

Date:
May 24, 2017
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.brooklinebooksmith.com/events/2017-05/maxim-shrayer-leaving-russia-a-jewish-story/

Venue

Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446
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Phone:
(617) 566-6660
Website:
https://www.brooklinebooksmith.com/

Did You Know?

Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.