“Kornei Chukovsky’s diary opens a window into the world of the Russian intelligentsia over a long and tumultuous period. We are drawn into the story of a young provincial trying to make a literary career; we are treated to close-ups of prominent political and cultural figures; we hear the everyday voices of virtually every notable writer and critic among Chukovsky’s contemporaries.”—Carol J. Avins, Rutgers University
(Carol J. Avins)
About the Author
Victor Erlich is B. E. Bensinger Professor Emeritus of Russian Literature at Yale University. Among his many books on twentiethcentury Russian literature are Russian Formalism and Modernism and Revolution, both published by Yale University Press.