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Volume 73

Number 3, Fall 2014

OSIP MANDEL’SHTAM

Julia Vaingurt, Special Section Guest Editor

Introduction

Mastery and Method in Poetry: Osip Mandel’shtam’s “Conversation about Dante”

Julia Vaingurt 457

 

The Science of Poetry: Poetic Process as Evolution in Mandel’shtam’s “Conversation about Dante”

Alexander Spektor 471

 

Keeping Time: Reading and Writing in “Conversation about Dante”

Jacob Emery 494

ARTICLES

The Borsa: The Black Market for Rock Music in Late Socialist Bulgaria

Venelin I. Ganev 514

 

Pressuring the Politburo: The Committee of the Bulgarian Women’s Movement and State Socialist Feminism

Kristen Ghodsee 538

 

Inside the Psychiatric Word: Diagnosis and Self-Definition in the Late Soviet Period

Rebecca Reich 563

 

“In Memory of Our Murdered (Jewish) Children”: Hearing the Holocaust in Soviet Jewish Culture

James Loeffler 585

 

Rejecting Angelina: Bosnian War Rape Survivors and the Ambiguities of Sex in War

Elissa Helms 612

FEATURED REVIEWS

J. Arch Getty, Practicing Stalinism: Bolsheviks, Boyars, and the Persistence of Tradition (Michael David-Fox) 635

 

Polly Jones, Myth, Memory, Trauma: Rethinking the Stalinist Past in the Soviet Union, 1953-1970 (Lisa Kirschenbaum) 638

FILM REVIEW

Jessica Gorter, dir., 900 Days (Polina Barskova) 642

BOOK REVIEWS

Steven Seegel, Mapping Europe’s Borderlands: Russian Cartography in the Age of Empire (John Pickles) 644

 

Miroslav ©edivý, Metternich, the Great Powers and the Eastern Question (Karl A. Roider) 645

 

Adam Ko¿uchowski, The Afterlife of Austria-Hungary: The Image of the Habsburg Monarchy in Interwar Europe (Gary B. Cohen) 646

 

Anya Bernstein, Religious Bodies Politic: Rituals of Sovereignty in Buryat Buddhism (Sonja Luehrmann) 648

 

Jörg Ganzenmüller, Russische Staatsgewalt und polnischer Adel: Elitenintegration und Staatsausbau im Westen des Zarenreiches (1772-1850) (Robert Blobaum) 649

 

Halik Kochanski, The Eagle Unbowed: Poland and the Poles in the Second World War (Michael Meng) 651

 

Jan Grabowski, Hunt for the Jews: Betrayal and Murder in German-Occupied Poland (Shimon Redlich) 652

 

John-Paul Himka and Joanna Beata Michlic, eds., Bringing the Dark Past to Light: The Reception of the Holocaust in Postcommunist Europe (David Shneer) 653

 

Alexander Burdumy, Sozialpolitik und Repression in der DDR: Ost-Berlin 1971-1989 (Peter C. Caldwell) 655

 

Margarita M. Balmaceda, The Politics of Energy Dependency: Ukraine, Belarus, and Lithuania between Domestic Oligarchs and Russian Pressure (William M. Reisinger) 656

 

Tamara Trojanowska, Artur P³aczkiewicz, Agnieszka Polakowska, and Olga Ponichtera, eds., New Perspectives on Polish Culture: Personal Encounters, Public Affairs (Kris van Heuckelom) 657

 

Reiner Stach, Kafka: The Years of Insight, trans. Shelley Frisch (Peter Zusi) 659

 

Krisztina Fehérváry, Politics in Color and Concrete: Socialist Materialities and the Middle Class in Hungary (Chris Hann) 661

 

Richard March, The Tamburitza Tradition: From the Balkans to the American Midwest (Jim Samson) 662

 

Vlastimir Sudar, A Portrait of the Artist as a Political Dissident: The Life and Work of Aleksandar Petroviæ (Tatjana Aleksiæ) 663

 

Adrian Brisku, Bittersweet Europe: Albanian and Georgian Discourses on Europe, 1878-2008 (Keith Hitchins) 665

 

Roumen Daskalov and Tchavdar Marinov, eds., Entangled Histories of the Balkans. Vol. 1, National Ideologies and Language Policies (Frederick Anscombe) 666

 

Anu Mai Koll, The Village and the Class War: Anti-kulak Campaign in Estonia (Kevin O’Connor) 668

 

Berna Pekesen, Nationalismus, Türkisierung und das Ende der jüdischen Gemeinden in Thrakien 1918-1942 (K. E. Fleming) 669

 

Tilman Plath, Zwischen Schonung und Menschenjagden: Die Arbeitseinsatzpolitik in den baltischen Generalbezirken des Reichskommissariats Ostland 1941-1944 (Kristian Gerner) 670

 

Elissa Bemporad, Becoming Soviet Jews: The Bolshevik Experiment in Minsk (Alice Nakhimovsky) 672

 

Alain Blum and Yuri Shapoval, Faux coupables: Surveillance, aveux et proces en Ukraine soviétique (1924-1934). L’exemple de M. Gru¹evskij et S. Efremov (Hiroaki Kuromiya) 673

 

Ray Gamache, Gareth Jones: Eyewitness to the Holdomor (Peter Gross) 674

 

Katherine Pickering Antonova, An Ordinary Marriage: The World of a Gentry Family in Provincial Russia (John Randolph) 676

 

Marie-Pierre Rey, Alexander I: The Tsar Who Defeated Napoleon, trans. Susan Emanuel (Frank Wcislo) 677

 

E. A. Vishlenkova, R. Kh. Galiullina, and K. A. Il’ina, Russkie professora: Universitetskaia korporativnost’ ili professional’naia solidarnost’ (Ben Eklof) 678

 

Brigid O’Keeffe, New Soviet Gypsies: Nationality, Performance, and Selfhood in the Early Soviet Union (David M. Crowe) 680

 

Anne E. Gorsuch and Diane P. Koenker, eds., The Socialist Sixties: Crossing Borders in the Second World (Deborah A. Field) 681

 

Eugenia Belova and Valery Lazarev, Funding Loyalty: The Economics of the Communist Party (Peter Rutland) 683

 

Loren Graham, Lonely Ideas: Can Russia Compete? (David A. Dyker) 684

 

Choi Chatterjee and Beth Holmgren, eds., Americans Experience Russia: Encountering the Enigma, 1917 to the Present (Norman E. Saul) 685

 

Alexandre Sumpf, De Lénine a Gagarine: Une histoire sociale de l’Union soviétique (Gábor T. Rittersporn) 686

 

Marie Mendras, Russian Politics: The Paradox of a Weak State (Lisa A. Baglione) 687

 

John MacKay, True Songs of Freedom: “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” in Russian Culture and Society (Anne Lounsbery) 689

 

Richard Avramenko and Lee Trepanier, eds., Dostoevsky’s Political Thought (Anna Schur) 690

 

Milla Fedorova, Yankees in Petrograd, Bolsheviks in New York: America and Americans in Russian Literary Perception (Margarita Marinova) 692

 

Julia Vaingurt, Wonderlands of the Avant-Garde: Technology and the Arts in Russia of the 1920s (Tim Harte) 693

 

Eric Laursen, Toxic Voices: The Villain from Early Soviet Literature to Socialist Realism (Julie A. Cassiday) 694

 

Alexander Ivashkin and Andrew Kirkman, eds., Contemplating Shostakovich: Life, Music and Film (Kevin Bartig) 696

 

Maxim D. Shrayer, I Saw It: Ilya Selvinsky and the Legacy of Bearing Witness to the Shoah (Marina Aptekman) 697

 

Michael O. Slobodchikoff, Strategic Cooperation: Overcoming the Barriers of Global Anarchy (Mette Skak) 699

REFERENCE BOOKS OF 2012-2013: A SELECTION 701
COLLECTED ESSAYS
709
OTHER BOOKS OF INTEREST
712
IN MEMORIAM
714