Yelena Akhtiorskaya

I Hated English Class, Until We Read Nabokov
The novelist taught me how to leave room for magic
August 26, 2014

For years, I hid my book-loving self from my classmates. 

The Lost Generation: The End of the Russian Aristocracy
December 12, 2012

The downfall of the Russian nobility brought about the end of Russia itself.

Old Wives' Tales
August 23, 2012

The argument of The Wives is twofold: great writers have demanding habits, and that the women who tended to those habits deserve recognition.