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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 121–144.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Ilya Kaminsky (b. 1977) and the novelist Yelena Akhtiorskaya (b. 1985). Akhtiorskaya’s debut novel Panic in a Suitcase (2014) deconstructs the image of the “Odessa poet” proffered by Kaminsky’s volume Dancing in Odessa (2004). While Kaminsky displays a cannily constructed Russian Jewish persona that is...
Journal Article
Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2019
... how the work of two post-Soviet Jewish writers—the poet Ilya Kaminsky and the novelist Yelena Akhtiorskaya—engages the long-standing trope of their native city Odessa in order to examine the ongoing construction of a “Russian Jewish” identity and its reception by US readers and critics. Akhtiorskaya...