- Series: Library of Modern Jewish Literature
- Hardcover: 248 pages
- Publisher: Syracuse University Press; First Edition edition (April 28, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0815610335
- ISBN-13: 978-0815610335
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,695,677 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dinner with Stalin and Other Stories (Library of Modern Jewish Literature) Hardcover – April 28, 2014
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‘Behind the Zoo Fence’ was predicated on a mystical effect of a hippo on a girl who is dying in the hospital next door. ‘A Russian Liar in Paris’ has to do with a writer who tries to present himself to the exiled intelligencia as someone he isn’t. ‘Mimicry’ to me was a tale with no beginning or end. ‘Dinner with Stalin’ about a dinner party in Moscow attended by an actor who ‘lives’ Stalin’s life and is unapologetic for what he did to the Russian people.
In the ‘House of Edgar Allan Poe’ the author tries to create a Poe-ish story with a tale of a magical beetle, a dwarf, two Russian academician lovers, and a long-lost twin sister. But it had none of Poe’s suspense or odd characters and turns out to be a poor homage to the greatest horror writer.
Just not impressed.