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Laughter in the Tundra 

Wednesday, Nov 2 2011
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Americans have a vision of Siberia informed by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s The Gulag Archipelago and James Bond prison breakouts. Siberia is far more complex, diverse, and unforgiving, however, than what’s in the popular imagination. In his latest book, Travels in Siberia, humorist, author, and New Yorker writer Ian Frazier searches for the true Siberia, rather than “Siberia,” the “figure of speech” existing only as “an expression of the mind.” Frazier’s brisk yet substantive narrative recalls Solzhenitsyn by way of Anthony Bourdain.
Tue., Nov. 8, 8 p.m., 2011

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