The Reading Room/6
Alexandra Kataeva-Venger was fourteen, her father, a high-ranking Russian
official, was executed in Stalin's 1937 purges. "They've Killed Gorky" an
excerpt from her memoir, is about what happened to her family,
classmates, and professors, who were, directly or indirectly, its victims.
The memoir, preserved by her daughter, is a Reading Room "first."
Felicia Rosshandler and Evelyn Toynton evoke the lives of young
European Jews trapped by the Holocaust.
OTHER PLACES: NEW YORK, PARIS, ISRAEL
and GERMANY. Diana Bletter scrutinizes Israel
and Palestine, Stanley Crouch writes on Paris, Rachel Lloyd examines a young
British woman trapped as a sex worker in Germany, and Lauren Gonzalez eulogizes
the demise of the Fulton Fish Market.
KENYA x 3: Exciting
new voices from Kenya: Julie Obaso, Oyunga Pala and Muthoni Garland.
BELLOW'S CHICAGO: Daniel
Magliocco writes: "From Bellow's Chicago to Kafka's Prague" and
Clancy Sigal evokes his own Chicago and his union organizer mother in "She's
Hull, Nile Lanning, Herbert Gold, Alan Kaufman.
La Prade, Donald L. Maggin, Oliver Rice, Ben Wilensky, Leslie Jackson and
Flores-Parades reflects on the "Death of Schopenhauer" and Clifford
Thompson on lost and enduring friendships.
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