A Russian Immigrant: Three Novellas (Paperback)
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A literary manifesto of Russian Jews in America, Shrayer's A Russian Immigrant features the travails of Simon Reznikov, a restless Jewish-Russian protagonist.
About the Author
Maxim D. Shrayer, a translingual author, scholar and translator, is Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies at Boston College and Director of the Project on Russian and Eurasian Jewry at Harvard's Davis Center. Born in Moscow in 1967 to a writer's family, Shrayer emigrated to the United States in 1987. He has authored and edited over fifteen books in English and Russian, among them the internationally acclaimed memoirs "Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story" and "Waiting for America: A Story of Emigration," the story collection "Yom Kippur in Amsterdam," and the anthology Voices of Jewish-Russian Literature. His works have been translated into nine languages. Shrayer won a 2007 National Jewish Book Award, and in 2012 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship. Visit Shrayer's website at www.shrayer.com.