Encyclopedia of a Life in Russia

“Encyclopedia of a Life in Russia,” by José Manuel Prieto

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In 1988, Czech novelist Milan Kundera published a personal dictionary of his “key words, problem words, words I love.” Not your average lexicon, “Sixty-three words” fuses history, philosophy, social-critique and autobiography, ingeniously invigorating a literary form often lumped with the Yellow Book on the excitement scale.

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