By David Shrayer-Petrov,Maxim D. Shrayer
These fourteen tales via the acclaimed grasp of Jewish-Russian fiction
are set within the former USSR, Western Europe, and the United States. Dinner with
Stalin good points Soviet Jews grappling with problems with id, acculturation,
and assimilation. Shrayer-Petrov explores facets of antisemitism and persecution,
difficulties of combined marriages, dilemmas of conversion, and the
survival of Jewish reminiscence. either an writer and a doctor, Shrayer-Petrov
examines his matters in the course of the double lenses of medication and literature.
He writes approximately Russian Jews who, having suffered within the former Soviet
Union, proceed to domesticate their experience of cultural Russianness, even as
they—and specially their children—assimilate and more and more resemble
American Jews. Shrayer-Petrov’s tales additionally undergo witness to the methods Jewish
immigrants from the previous USSR have interaction with americans of different identities
and creeds, significantly with Catholics and Moslems. not just enthusiasts of
Jewish and Russian writing yet all discriminating readers will satisfaction in
Dinner with Stalin and different Stories.
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Dinner with Stalin and Other Stories (Library of Modern Jewish Literature) by David Shrayer-Petrov,Maxim D. Shrayer