Cathy Porter is the translator of more than thirty books and works for the stage, including plays by Gorky and the Czech writer Karel Čapek. She has published biographies of the Russian revolutionaries Alexandra Kollontai and Larissa Reisner, as well as books about women terrorists of the 1860s, Russia’s 1905 revolution and the Battle of Moscow.
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After marrying Count Leo Tolstoy, the author of Anna Karenina and War and Peace, Sofia Behrs kept a detailed diary until his death in 1910. Sofia’s life was not an easy one: she idealized her husband, but was tormented by him; even her many children were not an unmitigated blessing. In the backgroun…READ MORE >