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Publication details for Prof Mikhail Epstein

Epstein, Mikhail (2005). Vse esse (All Essays, or All is Essay): Vol 1: In Russia, 1970s-1980s; Vol 2: From America, 1990s-2000s. Ekaterinburg: U-Faktoriia.

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This collection of about 150 essays written in 1977-2003 covers a turbulent period in the history of two civilizations: the rapid transition from the Cold War confrontation to the present political openness and cultural dialogue. The author, a Russian philosopher and literary critic, Professor of Cultural Theory and Russian Literature at Emory University (GA) since 1990, found himself at the crossroads of two cultures. The titles of the two books are asymmetrical. The first book explores the public and private aspects of Russian cultural space in 1970-1980s. The second book focuses on the Russian and American cultures as they view and mirror each other.