Category: Books

Famed Parisian bookseller and BU alum George Whitman dies

CFA salutes George Whitman (COM’35, SMG’35), who died at 98 shortly before Christmas, founded Shakespeare and Company, a harbor for any writer from expatriate celebrities to drug-addled wannabes, in 1951. Bracketed by the Seine and Notre-Dame, the store, named after the French bookshop that was the Jazz Age haunt of Hemingway and Fitzgerald, attracted its […]

Classic Satire from the Soviet Era

It is difficult to spend time in Russia without thinking back to the Soviet Union.  After all, it was not that long ago that the decision was made to dissolve it at the Belovezh Forest meeting in December 1991. One of the classic satirical novels of Soviet literature is  Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita. […]