Robert Chandler’s translations from Russian include works by Alexander Pushkin, Vasily Grossman, Andrey Platonov, and Teffi. He has also written a short biography of Pushkin and compiled three anthologies for Penguin Classics: of Russian short stories, of Russian magic tales and, with Boris Dralyuk and Irina Mashinski, The Penguin Book of Russian Poetry. His latest translation is Vasily Grossman’s Stalingrad (NYRB Classics, 2019).
“Unless We Make Some Place”: On Andy Croft’s “The Years of Anger: The Life of Randall Swingler”
Robert Chandler delves into “The Years of Anger,” a biography of the unjustly neglected British poet Randall Swingler, by Andy Croft....
Vasily Grossman: Myths and Counter-Myths
Robert Chandler and Yury Bit-Yunan demythologize the life of Vasily Grossman....
A Precious Gift: On Edythe Haber’s “Teffi: A Life of Letters and of Laughter”
Robert Chandler celebrates the publication of “Teffi: A Life of Letters and of Laughter” by Edythe Haber....
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