Faculty in the Media

Stanford University Press publishes new title in Studies of the Harriman Institute by former postdoctoral fellow Kirsten Blythe Painter

Flint on a Bright Stone: A Revolution of Precision and Restraint in American, Russian, and German Modernism closes a significant gap in the history of Modernist poetry by identifying the existence of “Tempered Modernism,” which blossomed in the first two decades of the twentieth century, and was exemplified by the early works of Akhmatova, Rilke, H. D., and Williams.

Conversations with leading figures in Russia and the West chart Russia’s transition from Communism in new book by Padma Desai, Gladys and Roland Harriman Professor of Comparative Economic Systems

Much of the discussion of Russia's recent post-Communist history has amounted, both in Russia and the West, to a series of monologues by strong-minded people with starkly divergent views. In contrast, Padma Desai's conversations with influential, intelligent participants and observers provide the reader with a broad, nuanced view of what has and has not happened in the last fourteen years, and why.


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