Open Page with Sheila Fitzpatrick

Why do you write?

I like words, though making music is even better. Writing is almost as good as playing the violin.

Are you a vivid dreamer?

I don’t know about vivid, but ever since I was an exchange student in Moscow in the 1960s I have had a repetitive dream about trying to pack and get to Sheremetevo airport, with my Soviet visa run out, but without an exit visa.

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Published in October 2013 no. 355
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