Moscow writer Lev Rubinstein will read from his work and engage in a wide-ranging conversation in a special Davis Center seminar.
Rubinstein exemplifies a striking aesthetic response to life in repressive times, one that emphasizes the artist’s freedom of expression and the power of humor in the face of lies. He has won multiple prizes at home and abroad and has a readiness to push at the boundaries of literary norms. Author of more than a dozen books in Russian, Rubinstein has been more active as an essayist since the start of the 2000s. He has also emerged as a public figure in attending marches, denouncing corruption, and speaking out for the rule of law. His work has appeared in many languages in translation, including in English as Complete Catalogue of Comedic Novelties (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2014), and Here I Am (GLAS, 2001).