This blog is our joint effort to highlight writing by those from the former Soviet Union now living in various diasporas and by those who live in the post-Soviet space. As Russian-Jewish immigrants to the U.S., we are invested in cultural, linguistic, and geographical hybridity. “Punctured Lines” describes our hope to complicate essentialist views of identity and to read across borders. Our outlook is feminist, and we particularly want to amplify traditionally under-represented voices.
Our Publications and Work We Love
Yelena Furman, “Rewriting Gender: Russian-American Women Writers and the Challenge to Russian Femininity,” in Global Russian Cultures, edited by Kevin M. F. Platt (University of Wisconsin Press, 2019)
Work We Love:
Irina Reyn, What Happened to Anna K. Simon and Schuster (Touchstone), 2009
Anya Ulinich, Petropolis. Penguin Random House, 2008
Lara Vapnyar, There Are Jews in My House, Penguin Random House, 2004
Clarice Lispector, Audre Lorde, Gina Berriault, Grace Paley