Paul's Research Interests: Erofeev (Moscow-Petushki & underrepresented works); Pasternak (Doktor Zhivago & translations); Brodsky (primarily Gorbunov and Gorshakov and Twenty Sonnets to Mary Stewart); Tolstoy (short prose: The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Two Hussars, etc.), Dostoevsky; samizdat; fate and fatalism.
Languages: Russian, French, Spanish, German (studying) & Polish (plan to study)
Soviet Dialecticism: What is Democracy? (below)
- Benjamin Franklin said, “A republic, if you can keep it”;
- The Bolsheviks responded: Tsar Nicholas II could not.