Bill Holdsworth


Why Vasily Grossman Still Matters

By Bill Holdsworth

Why Vasily Grossman Still Matters
“Life and Fate,” the 900-page opus by Vasily Semyonovich Grossman, is important not only as literature, but also as a history of Stalinist Russia. Since 2006 it has been available as a paperback from NYRB Classics, recently turned into a radio play on U.K.’s BBC 4, and a newly minted paperback can now be found in British and European airport and railway station bookshops, at hand’s reach of travellers used to a diet of pulp fiction.Read More


Forgotten Jewish Dada-ists Get Their Due

By Bill Holdsworth

Forgotten Jewish Dada-ists Get Their Due
The killing fields of World War I shattered thinking about art. Jews helped lead the avant-garde Dada movement that attacked bourgeois society for causing the carnage.Read More



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