The Hit of the Century

Psoy Korolenko


The Jewish theme in Ru.Shtetl is a metaphor. The closest mainstream parallel explaining the essence of what Patrick Lisidze conceived of is Siniavskii’s pseudonym, Abram Terts. Terts’s Jewishness was a symbol of marginal Russian popular culture. No specifically Jewish values were assumed there. The Jews’ departure from the real Israel into the…

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