Current Issue

Volume 73

Number 1, Spring 2014

ARTICLES

Through the Lens of Loss: Marina Tsvetaeva’s Elegiac Photo-Poetics

Molly Thomasy Blasing 1

Fiction as Mapmaking: Moscow as Ivan Bunin’s Russian Memory Palace

Angela Brintlinger 36

Transnational Identities in Diaspora Writing: The Narratives of Vasily Yanovsky

Maria Rubins 62

Politics, Law, and Justice in People's Poland: The Fieldorf File

Agata Fijalkowski 85

Selling Market Socialism: Hungary in the 1960s

Beth Greene 108

Recalcitrant Women: Internationalism and the Redefinition of Welfare Limits in the Czechoslovak-Vietnamese Labor Exchange Program

Alena Alamgir 133

FEATURED REVIEWS

Kate Brown, Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters (Michael D. Gordin) 156

 

Carol Silverman, Romani Routes: Cultural Politics and Balkan Music in Diaspora (Margaret H. Beissinger) 158

BOOK REVIEWS

Vladimir Tismaneanu and Bogdan Iacob, eds., The End and the Beginning: The Revolutions of 1989 and the Resurgence of History (James Mark) 162

 

Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, Intermarium: The Land between the Black and Baltic Seas (Alexander Prusin) 163

 

Ines Koeltzsch, Geteilte Kulturen. Eine Geschichte der tschechisch-jüdisch-deutschen Beziehungen in Prag (1918-1938) (Gary B. Cohen) 165

 

Winson Chu, The German Minority in Interwar Poland (Eva Plach) 166

 

Alexander Etkind et al., Remembering Katyn (Kevin M. F. Platt) 167

 

Sean Brennan, The Politics of Religion in Soviet-Occupied Germany: The Case of Berlin-Brandenburg, 1945-1949 (Matthew Hockenos) 169

 

Mateusz J. Hartwich, Das schlesische Riesengebirge: Die Polonisierung einer Landschaft nach 1945 (Richard Blanke) 170

 

Katalin Fenyves, Képzelt Asszimiláció? Négy zsidó értelmiségi nemzedék önképe (Alice Freifeld) 172

 

Attila Seres, Hungarian-Soviet Economic Relations, 1920-1941, trans. Thomas J. and Helen D. DeKornfeld (Helga Schultz) 173

 

Mary C. Neuburger, Balkan Smoke: Tobacco and the Making of Modern Bulgaria (Cristofer Scarboro) 174

 

Rory Yeomans, Visions of Annihilation: The Ustasha Regime and the Cultural Politics of Fascism, 1941-1945 (John R. Lampe) 176

 

Alfred Gall, Schreiben und Extremerfahrung - die polnische Gulag-Literatur in komparatistischer Perspektive (Kris van Heuckelom) 177

 

Catharina Raudvere, Krzysztof Stala, and Trine Stauning Willert, eds., Rethinking the Space for Religion: New Actors in Central and Southeast Europe on Religion, Authenticity and Belonging (Robert F. Goeckel) 179

 

Lajos Bokros, Accidental Occidental: Economics and Culture of Transition in Mitteleuropa, the Baltic and the Balkan Area (Alan Mayhew) 180

 

Richard Filčák, Living beyond the Pale: Environmental Justice and the Roma Minority (Michelle Kelso) 182

 

Gábor Attila Tóth, ed., Constitution for a Disunited Nation: On Hungary’s 2011 Fundamental Law (Bogusia Puchalska) 183

 

Ina Merdjanova, Rediscovering the Umma: Muslims in the Balkans between Nationalism and Transnationalism (Kemal H. Karpat) 185

 

Hariz Halilovich, Places of Pain: Forced Displacement, Popular Memory and Trans-local Identities in Bosnian War-torn Communities (Judith Pintar) 186

 

Dušan I. Bjelić, Normalizing the Balkans: Geopolitics of Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry (Gretchen Bakke) 188

 

Marcy Brink-Danan, Jewish Life in 21st-Century Turkey: The Other Side of Tolerance (Ruth Mandel) 189

 

Virgil Ciocîltan, The Mongols and the Black Sea Trade in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries, trans. Samuel Willcocks (David Ostrowski) 191

 

Serhii Plokhy, ed., Poltava 1709: The Battle and the Myth (Carol B. Stevens) 192

 

Robert E. Jones, Bread upon the Waters: The St. Petersburg Grain Trade and the Russian Economy, 1703-1811 (Matthew P. Romaniello) 194

 

Victoria Frede, Doubt, Atheism, and the Nineteenth-Century Russian Intelligentsia (Robert Geraci) 195

 

Louise McReynolds, Murder Most Russian: True Crime and Punishment in Late Imperial Russia (Sharon A. Kowalsky) 196

 

Svetlana Gorshenina, Asie centrale: L’invention des frontieres et l’héritage russo-soviétique (David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye) 198

 

Allen J. Frank, Bukhara and the Muslims of Russia: Sufism, Education, and the Paradox of Islamic Prestige (Stéphane A. Dudoignon) 199

 

Hugh G. Hudson, Jr., Peasants, Political Police, and the Early Soviet State: Surveillance and Accommodation under the New Economic Policy (James Heinzen) 200

 

Roger D. Markwick and Euridice Charon Cardona, Soviet Women on the Frontline in the Second World War (Reina Pennington) 202

 

Brian LaPierre, Hooligans in Khrushchev’s Russia: Defining, Policing, and Producing Deviance during the Thaw (James T. Andrews) 204

 

Milton Leitenberg and Raymond A. Zilinskas, with Jens H. Kuhn, The Soviet Biological Weapons Program: A History (David R. Stone) 205

 

Andrei P. Tsygankov, Russia and the West from Alexander to Putin: Honor in International Relations (Alexander Cooley) 206

 

Ingrid Kleespies, A Nation Astray: Nomadism and National Identity in Russian Literature (Jane Costlow) 208

 

Ilya Kliger, The Narrative Shape of Truth: Veridiction in Modern European Literature (Ilya Vinitsky) 209

 

Valentin Belentschikow, Bertha von Suttner und Russland (Kees Boterbloem) 211

 

Mykola Soroka, Faces of Displacement: The Writings of Volodymyr Vynnychenko (Vitaly Chernetsky) 212

 

Tomáš Lipták and Jurij Murašov, eds., Schrift und Macht: Zur sowjetischen Literatur der 1920er und 30er Jahre (Hans J. Rindisbacher) 213

 

Efraim Sicher, Babel’ in Context: A Study in Cultural Identity; Rebecca Jane Stanton, Isaac Babel and the Self-Invention of Odessan Modernism (Amelia Glaser) 215

 

Muireann Maguire, Stalin’s Ghosts: Gothic Themes in Early Soviet Literature (Thomas Seifrid) 217

 

Alexander Etkind, Warped Mourning: Stories of the Undead in the Land of the Unburied (Harriet Murav) 219

 

Mark Gamsa, The Reading of Russian Literature in China: A Moral Example and Manual of Practice (Carol Ueland) 220

 

Wolfgang Stephan Kissel, Čechovs Kosmos: Theater, Raum und Zeit (Regine Nohejl) 221

 

Christina Ezrahi, Swans of the Kremlin: Ballet and Power in Soviet Russia (Daria Khitrova) 223

 

Aleksandra Shatskikh, Black Square: Malevich and the Origin of Suprematism, trans. Marian Schwartz (John Milner) 225

 

Ginés Garrido, Mélnikov en París, 1925 (Jordana Mendelson) 226

 

Sarah Oates, Revolution Stalled: The Political Limits of the Internet in the Post-Soviet Sphere (Ellen Mickiewicz) 227

 

Laura J. Olson and Svetlana Adonyeva, The Worlds of Russian Village Women: Tradition, Transgression, Compromise (David L. Ransel) 229

 

Erin Koch, Free Market Tuberculosis: Managing Epidemics in Post-Soviet Georgia (Kate Thomson) 230

 

Joachim Ahrens and Herman W. Hoen, eds., Institutional Reform in Central Asia: Politico-Economic Challenges (Roger D. Kangas) 231

COLLECTED ESSAYS  233
OTHER BOOKS OF INTEREST 
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