The idea of Soviet Russia often paints a bleak picture in our minds; in the height of the Cold War, many Americans saw it as a cultural blackhole. In her… Read more Joanna Stingray’s Music Video “Feeling” Reveals a Warmer Cold War Leningrad →
As one of the first American musicians to break through the Soviet scene, and one of the few women to be seen as an equal amongst Leningrad’s pantheon of rock… Read more Punk scholar Alexander Herbert endorses forthcoming Stingray memoir →
“[Francis M.] Naumann’s writing is entertaining and authentic. He sings the praises of those who formed his own character as well as embraces their flaws. From the bordellos to the… Read more Seattle Book Review: Mentors is “riveting” →
“The English translation by Deborah Dawkin […] made me marvel at the movement of beauty between languages and how an outstanding translation can not only open the doors of a… Read more Deborah Dawkin’s translation of A Stranger at My Table commended in recent review →
“What strikes one immediately on reading the Goan-Norwegian author Ivo de Figueiredo’s memoir, A Stranger at My Table, is the beauty in its narration. This 321-page account of a man’s search… Read more A Stranger at My Table – “beauty in its narration” →
“Mentors is an accessible and richly detailed celebration of intense cross-generational exchanges between individuals who champion and challenge each other.”
“Figueiredo’s book is lifted by immensely moving feats of empathy in reaching across time and half the world to plunge towards his father’s long-abandoned Afrikander universe of meaning…”
On his blog Triumph of the Now, reviewer Scott Manley Hadley discusses the many intriguing aspects of Mentors, a forthcoming memoir by art historian and scholar Francis M. Naumann: “An odd but consistently engaging text about academic mentorship, about art, about art history, about writing, about ageing, about illness, about artists and ….