Robert Blaisdell

Bob Blaisdell teaches writing and literature at the City University of New York’s Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn. He has edited more than thirty literary anthologies, including Tolstoy as Teacher: Leo Tolstoy’s Writings on Education and The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln. He occasionally reviews books for the San Francisco Chronicle and the Christian Science Monitor. His book, Creating Anna Karenina, was released in 2020.


Sinners, Saints and Pilgrims (January/February 2022)
Scents and Memoirs (September/October 2021)
In Many Guises (May/June 2021)
Lady Macbeth and a Tarantas (March/April 2021)
A Valentine Gift: He and She (The Blog)
Handwriting and Siberian Pianos (November/December 2020)
Creating Anna Karenina (September/October 2020)
Fear and Fandango (September/October 2020)
Review (May/June 2020)
Punk Rock and Klotsvog (March/April 2020)
Pale Horse and Remembering Leningrad (November/December 2019)
When Chekhov Met Tolstoy (The Blog)
Khodasevich and Vodolazkin (July/August 2019)
A Grim Tale of Redemption (The Blog)
Stalin's Scribe (March/April 2019)
Anna and an Atlas (November/December 2018)
Looking for Tolstoy (November/December 2018)
Is Everything Really Normal? (May/June 2018)
Method Acting (The Blog)
Scents and Scents-Ability (The Blog)
Reading Russian, Distractedly (The Blog)
Better Russia (The Blog)
Anna Karenina: The Puppet Version (The Blog)
Anna Karenina The First Time (The Blog)
Anna Karenina Every Day (The Blog)


Dr. Anton Chekhov and the Typhus Epidemic (The Blog)
The Beauties (March/April 2020)
Fall, Tolstoy, Mushrooms (The Blog)
How Auntie Told Granny... (13: Luck)

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