The Monthly Digest: September 2017


The Monthly Digest: September 2017
“A biography,” claims Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, “is considered complete if it merely accounts for six or seven selves, whereas a person may well have as many thousand.” In August LARB featured a number of reviews of recent biographies and biographical essays, as well as pieces that interrogate the nature of the biographer’s art and an excerpt of a new book that tells the story of the Russian Revolution by following the lives of those who passed through “The House of Government.” — LARB Editorial

Red House: The Rise and Fall of Bolshevism Under One Roof
Max Holleran – August 16, 2017
Max Holleran reviews “The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution” by Yuri Slezkine….