The BackShop Journal

A Web Magazine of Arts, Culture and Orthodox Christian Spirituality

  • Let the Children Play!

    Erika Christakis, The Importance of Being Little. New York: Viking, 2016. 400 pages.
  • The Fate of Russophobia

    The recent death of the famous Russian mathematician, writer and dissident, Igor Shafarevich, served as an occasion to remember his influential book, Russophobia (samizdat in 1982, officially published in 1989). In this essay, Russian poet and columnist, Igor Karaulov, uses the commemoration of Shafarevich to talk about contemporary russophobia.
  • The Ultimate Remedy

    Slobodan Despot. Le Miel. Paris: Gallimard, 2014. 128 pages.
  • Closing Time in Sarajevo

    Dr Nele Karajlić. Fajront u Sarajevu. Beograd: Laguna/Večernje novosti, 2014. 379 pages
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