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A playful literary mystery set in the 1930s and 1990s, Ninochka tells the double tale of two women exiles who are both homesick and sick of home. Tanya, a Russian immigrant living in New York, travels to Paris in an attempt to reconstruct the secret life of Nina B., who was murdered there almost sixty years ago, on the eve of World War II. The murder was never solved, and ...more
Hardcover, 303 pages
Published August 14th 2003 by State University of New York Press (first published 2003)
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This undervalued book betrays a strong influence of Victor Shklovsky, and the title and female character seems to suggest the emigre writer Nina Berberova. It's enjoyable, but a bit stilted.
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Svetlana Boym is the Curt Hugo Reisinger Professor of Slavic and Comparative Literatures at Harvard University, and a media artist, playwright, and novelist. She is also an associate of the Graduate School of Design and Architecture at Harvard University.

Boym's written work explores relationships between utopia and kitsch, between memory and modernity, and between homesickness and sickness of hom
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