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THE PUSHKIN CLUB. LOOK AT HIM: AN EVENING WITH ANNA STAROBINETS AND TRANSLATOR KATHERINE E. YOUNG (hybrid)
July 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm$5
“The Pushkin Club is delighted to welcome Anna Starobinets, a journalist, scriptwriter and novelist who has recently fled Russia, and Katherine E. Young, a translator and laureate of the Pushkin House translation residency. They will discuss Anna’s recent book, Look At Him – a ‘beautiful, darkly humorous, and deeply moving’ memoir that explores the moral and psychological effects of the loss of a pregnancy and its aftermath. In Russia, the book was the subject of a storm of controversy, prompting both praise and severe condemnation for the author’s willingness to discuss long-taboo issues of women’s agency over their own bodies, the aftereffects of abortion and miscarriage on marriage and family life, and the callousness and ignorance displayed by many in Russia in situations like hers. Starobinets and Young will also discuss the overall publishing situation for writing about women’s lives and family wellbeing in Russia and describe Look at Him‘s journey beyond Russia in translation. Both Look At Him and the author herself are life-affirming, honest and engaging, and this promises to be an incredibly special evening.”
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