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Keith Gessen’s ‘A Terrible Country’ Is Pretty Great

Bookworm: 2018 Russia, 2008 Russia, 19th-century Russia, and America all star in the new novel by the author of ‘All the Sad Young Literary Men’

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A Generation of Intellectuals Shaped by 2008 Crash Rescues Marx From History’s Dustbin

For those too young to remember the Cold War but old enough to be trapped by the Great Recession, Marxism holds new appeal

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The Family Profession

Keith Gessen and Masha Gessen read from their new books at BAM event

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Fear Factor

Erica Jong’s classic novel about passion, sex, and the true self has something to teach contemporary writers who have lost their humanity

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Eastern Front

Israeli- and Russian-born immigrants are changing the face of American Jewry

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All The Jewish Young Literary Men (and Women)

Who will make The New Yorker’s under-40 cut?

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Writing on the Wall

An anthology highlights the divide between sanctioned and forbidden literature

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In the Image

A literary—but none-too-sad—Keith Gessen talks about his new novel

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