Friedrich Gorenstein (1932–2002), born in Kyiv, was a Soviet Jewish writer and screenwriter who collaborated with Andrei Tarkovsky on Solaris (1972), among other works. His father was arrested during Stalin’s purges and later shot. Unable to publish in the Soviet Union, Gorenstein emigrated to Berlin, where he lived until his death. An award-winning film adaptation of Redemption was released in 2012.
A Winter’s Tale: The Impossibility of Friedrich Gorenstein’s “Redemption”
Leeore Schnairsohn plumbs the depths of “Redemption,” a novel by Friedrich Gorenstein, translated from the Russian by Andrew Bromfield....