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James Russell

Contributor

James Russell

James R. Russell is Mashtots Professor of Armenian Studies and a faculty associate of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard. His most recent books are Bosphorus Nights: The Complete Lyric Poems of Bedros Tourian, Armenian and Iranian Studies, and a translation of the novella The Book of Flowers by the Soviet Armenian writer Derenik Demirchian. He has written many articles for a number of publications and is a regular contributor to The Harvard Crimson, Columbia’s The Current, and the New York Book Review.

Articles by James Russell

There Are No Hopeless Situations
By Vera Kobets
“I’m very happy,” said Personov as he left the house for work. “I’m very happy,” he reminded himself as he performed the process in reverse that evening. “I’m…
Translated from Russian by James Russell
Pallida Turba
By Vera Kobets
Translator’s Note: Three great waves of political cataclysm surged over a city already accustomed to periodic inundation by the black waters of the river Neva: the October Revolution, the purges…
Translated from Russian by James Russell