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Sophie Pinkham: Sergei Dovlatov, 21 May 2015

Pushkin Hills 
by Sergei Dovlatov, translated by Katherine Dovlatov.
Counterpoint, 163 pp., £15.99, April 2014, 978 1 61902 477 9
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The Zone: A Prison Camp Guard’s Story 
by Sergei Dovlatov, translated by Anne Frydman.
Alma, 176 pp., £7.99, October 2013, 978 1 84749 357 6
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... In​ 1983, Sergei Dovlatov told an interviewer that the literary situation in the Soviet Union was worse than ever. ‘If under Stalin talented writers were at first published, subsequently vilified in the press, and finally executed or destroyed in camps,’ he said, ‘it’s now the case that no one is executed, almost no one is put in prison – and no one is published ...

On Not Going Home

James Wood, 20 February 2014

... Marusya Tatarovich, the heroine of the novel A Foreign Woman, by the Russian émigré writer Sergei Dovlatov, comes to the conclusion that she has made a mistake in leaving Russia for New York City, and decides to return. Dovlatov, who left the Soviet Union for America in 1979, and who appears as himself in the ...

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