Andrei Navrozov

Andrei Navrozov, born in Moscow, lives in Palermo and is European editor for Chronicles.  The former publisher of the Yale Lit, he is a widely published author and translator.  His Italian Carousel: Scenes of Internal Exile was published by Peter Owen Publishers.

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  • June 11, 2014

    Hotel Chesterton

    I fell in love with Claridge’s long ago. It was not a passion based on intimate contact, as I was never rich enough to stay there habitually, but rather a platonic yearning for the unreachable ideal, a poet’s misty-eyed vision of the eternal beloved.

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  • July 2014

    Unfair Play

    A few months ago I found myself stranded in Piccadilly. There was a parade of women—of a decidedly Sapphic cast, I thought—carrying placards with slogans that admonished men for their proclivity to rape, violence, and pillage.

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  • June 4, 2014

    Where folly bleats

    I was passing the Sephora near my house when my eye was drawn to the posters displaying images of its current advertising campaign. The tagline runs as follows: WHERE BEAUTY BEATS. What the hell does that mean? Where does beauty beat?

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  • May 28, 2014

    Pigheads unite

    An evident characteristic of the neoconservatives is that they are forever seeing the light.

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  • May 21, 2014

    A miracle of science

    Beware fields of endeavor with the surname “science” tacked on to their names.

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  • May 14, 2014

    How I exposed corruption

    One of the advantages of living is that, as some of those around you pass on, you get to tell funny stories about them – stories they wouldn’t necessarily have wanted told when still alive, vain, and touchy.

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  • May 7, 2014

    Make arms, not war

    Some years ago a friend of mine in Venice, whose family had been too influential during the Fascist years for anyone to doubt the source, told me a funny story about Vittorio Cini, an intimate of Mussolini’s.

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  • June 2014

    Si vis pacem

    “All may have if they dare try a glorious life or grave.” I saw those words—George Herbert’s, as it turned out—incised into the stonework of a church near Waterloo Station.

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  • April 30, 2014

    Putin on the Ritz

    It is by now a truism that, in politics today, opposites are converging.

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  • April 23, 2014

    Art Ho!

    When you hear of something happening in the art world, what comes to mind? What vision does that combination of words, “art world,” conjure up?

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  • April 16, 2014

    Adam’s Myth

    Every civilization is measured not by the culture it offers its denizens, but by the one it imposes upon them.

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  • April 9, 2014

    Your Name is Bogus Now

    My sole-begotten son, who is midway through Oxford, is visiting me over the Easter holidays. He has brought along a friend from Brown, a classical archaeology major, and basically what the boys do all day long is get plastered.

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  • Worse Than Useless
    May 2014

    Worse Than Useless

    Many a wise ancient employed allegory to elucidate meanings obscured by platitude, and so I thought, why not use the trick in this book review?

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  • April 2, 2014

    Murder in Wikipedia

    The duplex apartment overlooking the Trevi Fountain in Rome, where I spent a year in the 1990s, belonged – I say this without so much as a droplet of irony – to a very kind man by the name of Ernesto Diotallevi.

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  • March 26, 2014

    The Annexed Generation

    Ukraine annexed? Rubbish. Europe as a whole is what is to be annexed, indeed what has been in the process of being annexed for nearly a generation.

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  • March 17, 2014

    Tony I Hardly Knew Ye

    Tony Benn, the politician formerly known as 2nd Viscount Stansgate, died last week at the reasonably ripe age of 88. He was one of the last honest men in a country regarded by her foes as perfidious and by her own people as steadfast, and lately described by a Russian cad as “a small island that nobody pays any attention to.”

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  • March 12, 2014

    The Wall of Contentment

    Reading all the various, though scarcely varied, opinions on the Ukraine “crisis” – after nearly 100 years of Russian misrule in Europe, one may think the word would be safely devalued, but no, they use it like St. James’s clubmen circa 1855 discussing the latest from Balaclava.

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  • March 6, 2014

    Quod splendet ut aurum

    The Holy Grail of modern political journalism is a fallen dictator’s gold taps.

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  • April 2014

    The Dogma in the Manger

    Since 1984, when Nineteen Eighty-Four was published in Russia, I have taken the view that the clever understand what transpires there without need for fresh explanations, while the daft, no matter how ingenious one’s explanations or persuasive one’s reasoning, will understand as little as they did in 1948, when Orwell’s novel was written.

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  • March 2014

    Up and Down in Palermo

    The American billionaire Elon Musk, lately much in the news on account of his ambition to send apple pie, solar energy, Pay­Pal, and Ninja Turtles to other planets in our galaxy, was once a cash-strapped college student.

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