Faculty in the News: Kathleen Parthé in the "Times Literary Supplement"

October 15, 2013

A Herzen ReaderThe current issue of the esteemed Times Literary Supplement includes a glowing review of A Herzen Reader, edited and "admirably translated" by Kathleen Parthé, director of the Russian Studies Program. Featuring one hundred essays and editorials previously unavailable in English, A Herzen Reader reflects the diverse and complex positions articulated by the Russian radical thinker Alexander Herzen (1812–1870).

As Victoria Frede states in her review: "For the first time, anglophone readers have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with Herzen's voice in [his journals] The Polar Star and The Bell, gaining a sense of the personality behind the words, the priorities and events that motivated him, but also of the dilemmas posed by publishing a free journal under politically tense and rapidly changing circumstances."