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Alexander Motyl | Discussion and Reading from his Putin Trilogy: The Jew Who Was Ukrainian, Vovochka, and Pitun’s Last Stand
March 26, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Discussion and reading with Alexander Motyl (virtual)
The Jew Who Was Ukrainian, Vovochka, and Pitun’s Last Stand form Alexander Motyl’s “Pitun Trilogy.” Written between 2011 and 2021, the three novels imagine Mother Russia’s extraordinarily great leader’s bizarre rise and humiliating fall. Rumor has it that Motyl is planning to write a fourth novel, Pitun Stands Trial.
The author will discuss his three novels, read some excerpts, and try to convey just why he has an obsession with Vladimir Putin.
Alexander J. Motyl is professor of political science at Rutgers University-Newark. He served as associate director of the Harriman Institute at Columbia University in 1992-1998 and of the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers in 1999-2009; he has taught at Harvard, Lehigh, and Kyiv Mohyla Universities and lectured throughout Europe. Trained as a Sovietologist and East Europeanist, he has expanded his research interests to Western and Central Europe, especially with respect to the historical development of nations and nationalism, the rise and fall of empires, and the causes and consequences of revolutions. He is a regular contributor to Foreign Policy and Foreign Affairs and is the author of seven academic books, nine novels, and two collections of poetry; also a painter, Motyl has exhibited in solo and group shows in New York, Philadelphia, and Toronto.
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