Chronicles Magazine Russia

Dead Stars,Black Holes

The word tragedy is no longer applied to the death of worthy people who made mistakes or even to young people in fatal traffic accidents. Now it is a tragedy when someone who has been seeking death for years—through drugs or alcohol or obsessive...

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  • European Diary

    Baudelaire in Russia

    I have known since adolescence...that Edgar Allan Poe was completely unknown in America and would have perished in obscurity had he not found a literary agent in Charles Baudelaire and a vociferous claque in Baudelaire’s milieu in France.

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