Emil Draitser: Reading and Book Signing
We are happy to have a new opportunity for our audience to meet Emil Draitser at his reading & book signing event. Emil Draitser will present his newly published (University of California Press) book entitled Shush! Growing Up Jewish Under Stalin.
This compelling memoir brings the reader back to Draitser’s childhood and provides a unique account of mid-twentieth century life in Russia as the young Draitser struggles to reconcile the harsh values of Soviet society with the values of his working-class Jewish family.
“Draitser is authentic and honestly self-critical, while also full of humor and warmth. Shush! is a great tribute to the tenacity of a people who kept their identity and loyalty intact even when threatened with dire consequences.”— Irena Grudzinska Gross, author of The Scar of Revolution.
About The Author: Emil Draitser is Professor of Russian at Hunter College of the City University of New York. In addition to his twelve books of artistic and scholarly prose, his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Partisan Review , and North American Review.