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Teffi: Silver Shoes and the Dream of Revolution

A weekly reflection on a topical issue. John Gray on why we should revisit the work of the Russian writer Teffi.

"We're in one of those recurring periods in history", writes John Gray, "when the idea of revolution has become appealing again".
In this context, John says we should dust off the work of Teffi - one of the best known writers in Russia before the revolution.
"I doubt", he says, "if anyone has written with such luminous clarity of what it means to live in a time of chaos".

Producer: Adele Armstrong.

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