Jews and Strangers
Published by Glas New Russian Writing
The love-hate relationship between Jews and Russians dates back to the early 19th century as is testified by four essays in this issue, looking at this ages-old Russian problem from different angles.
Vassily GROSSMAN's The Commissar, the story that made him famous; Ludmila ULITSKAYA's Barley Soup and March 1953 — repercussions of the "Jewish Doctors' plot"; Nina SADUR's Irons and Diamonds about today's emigrants.
Also Igor POMERANTSEV Sobs in Corners, A Little About You, Yosip; Victor BEILIS Breakfast Alfresco; Osip MANDELSTAM on Mikhoels; Larissa MILLER on her Jewish childhood.
POETRY: Sergei STRATANOVSKY, Evgeny REIN, Mikhail SINELNIKOV