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Naish Gawen

Naish Gawen

Naish Gawen is currently a postgraduate student in literary studies at Monash University.

Naish Gawen reviews 'The Romance of American Communism' by Vivian Gornick

December 2020, no. 427 26 November 2020
In the novel Demons, Dostoevsky’s narrator describes the character Shatov as ‘one of those ideal Russian beings who can suddenly be so struck by some strong idea that it seems to crush them then and there, sometimes even forever’. This ideal person is one whose ‘whole life afterwards is spent in some last writhings, as it were, under the stone that has fallen on them’. The people who pop ... (read more)