Contributor biographical information for The magical chorus : a history of Russian culture from Tolstoy to Solzhenitsyn / Solomon Volkov ; translated from the Russian by Antonina W. Bouis.

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Solomon Volkov is the award-winning author of several notable books about Russian culture, including St. Petersburg: A Cultural History and Shostakovich and Stalin, published worldwide. After moving to the United States from the Soviet Union, he became a cultural commentator for Voice of America and later for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, broadcasting to the USSR (and later, Russia), where he discussed contemporary artistic developments in his former homeland. He lives in New York City with his wife, Marianna.

The prizewinning translator Antonina W. Bouis is known for her work with contemporary Russian literature.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Russian literature -- 20th century -- Political aspects.
Politics and literature -- Soviet Union.
Arts, Russian -- 20th century -- Political aspects.
Russia (Federation) -- Civilization -- 20th century.
Soviet Union -- Civilization.