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Waiting for America
A Story of Emigration

Maxim D. Shrayer

Maxim D. Shrayer is awarded a Guggenheim fellowship

Paper $19.95    |    978-0-8156-0997-1    |    2012

Cloth $22.95    |   978-0-8156-0893-6    |    2007

ebook 9780815651802


"The glory of this book lies in Shrayer’s sinuous, neo-Proustian prose, beautifully fluid and perceptive with its luminous shocks of recognition, landscapes, descriptions and asides. It illuminates its quarries, circles and pounces upon them in sumptuous ease. Tales and teller mesmerize and delight."—The Providence Journal

"Now, after twenty successful years as an American, Shrayer reminisces about that difficult period with charm, insight, and unexpected humor. A lovely read."—Jewish Book World

"Waiting for America is one of those memoirs, like Nabokov’s Speak, Memory, that is more about feeling than narrative."—The Boston Globe

  Waiting for America

  Maxim D. Shrayer was born in 1967 in Moscow and immigrated to the United States in 1987. Among his books are The World of Nabokov’s Stories and Russian Poet/Soviet Jew. A bilingual author and translator, Shrayer recently edited An Anthology of Jewish-Russian Literature. Shrayer is professor of Russian and English and chair of the Department of Slavic and Eastern Languages at Boston College. He is the recipient of a number of fellowships, including those from the NEH, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Bogliasco Foundation. Shrayer lives in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, with his wife and two daughters.

6 x 9, 240 pages

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