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Michael Scammell

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Michael Scammell is the author of Solzhenitsyn, a Biography, which won the Los Angeles Times and English PEN's prizes for best biography after its publication. He is the editor of The Solzhenitsyn Files, Unofficial Art from the Soviet Union, and Russia's Other Writers, and has translated Nabokov, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, and other Russian authors into English. His reviews and articles have appeared in The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, Harpers, and elsewhere. He teaches creative writing and translation in the School of the Arts at Columbia University in New York.

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The Literary and Political Odyssey of a Twentieth-Century Skeptic
Written by Michael Scammell

Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: December 29, 2009
Price: $19.99

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Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth

Written by Leo Tolstoy
Translated by Michael Scammell

Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 9, 2002
Price: $15.95

Begun in 1851, when Tolstoy was twenty-three and serving as a cadet in the Russian army, Childhood, the first part of Tolstoy’s first novel, won immediate praise from Turgenev and others, and marked Tolstoy’s emergence as a major writer. Its originality was striking, as Tolstoy sought to communicate with great immediacy... Read more >
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