Open Letters Monthly reviews “Like a Bomb Going Off”

Steve Donoghue reviews reviews Janice Ross’s book Like a Bomb Going Off: Leonid Yakobson and Ballet as Resistance in Soviet Russia for Open Letters Monthly

“Ross’s book is a landmark study of this figure and his setting, the kind of study all future English-language books on the topic will need to consult, and the book’s understated brilliance lies in the fact that Ross takes an approach that even her volatile and preening subject would have approved: she concentrates as much on the position and power of ballet in the Soviet Union as she does on Yakobson’s life and pertinent quotes.”

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