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- DescriptionThese fourteen stories by the acclaimed master of Jewish-Russian fiction are set in the former USSR, Western Europe, and America. Dinner with Stalin features Soviet Jews grappling with issues of identity, acculturation, and assimilation. Shrayer-Petrov explores aspects of antisemitism and persecution, problems of mixed marriages, dilemmas of conversion, and the survival of Jewish memory. Both an author and a physician, Shrayer-Petrov examines his subjects through the double lenses of medicine and literature. He writes about Russian Jews who, having suffered in the former Soviet Union, continue to cultivate their sense of cultural Russianness, even as they and especially their children assimilate and increasingly resemble American Jews. Shrayer-Petrov s stories also bear witness to the ways Jewish immigrants from the former USSR interact with Americans of other identities and creeds, tably with Catholics and Moslems. Not only lovers of Jewish and Russian writing but all discriminating readers will delight in Dinner with Stalin and Other Stories.
- Author BiographyDavid Shrayer-Petrov, a well-known contemporary Russian-American writer and medical scientist, was born in Leningrad in 1936 and immigrated to the United States in 1987. He has published twenty-five books in his native Russian, most recently the novel The Story of My Beloved.
- Author(s)David Shrayer-Petrov
- PublisherSyracuse University Press
- Date of Publication30/04/2014
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSyracuse University Press
- Weight526 g
- Width159 mm
- Height238 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Edited byMaxim D Shrayer
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