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Book of Essays

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2010 by mikhailych

Dear all,

A while ago I decided to gather some of grad school, mainly undergraduate essays together in a slim volume so I’d have a convenient way to have a record of the. Along the way I figured that perhaps some of you, my dedicated readers, (despite my rather long gaps in updating) may be interested in them too so I’m making them available on

I hope you all enjoy them.

Also, as my semester winds down, I hope to get back the business that this blog was set up to do, provide well translated Russian poetry for all of you.




Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 23, 2008 by mikhailych

So a few days ago I posted a link to Anna Bochman’s story of emigration and identity. I’m not sure if my story is as good, or interesting, seeing as I was born here. Yet, still I have a slew of impressions on growing up in the echo of emigration. So for your consideration and reading pleasure, my non-emigre emigre memoir:

Personally I feel that all the stories on there are excellent and worth looking through and that any of you that have read mine or Anna’s should spend some time perusing the rest.