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Past EventsSunday, February 28

Unravelling the Truth about the Eitingons

Tariq Ali
Mary-Kay Wilmers

The editor of the LRB presented the biography of her remarkable Russian family whose story spans fur trading in the Pale of Settlement, spying on the Soviets in Constantinople to befriending Freud in London. The Eitingons, the result of 29 years of research, re-traces a mysterious and awe-inspiring journey, including that taken by Mary-Kay Wilmers herself.

Tariq Ali is a cultural historian, novelist, filmmaker, writing for the New Left Review and many other journals. His latest books are The Protocols of the Elders of Sodom and The Idea of Communism.

Mary-Kay Wilmers was a founder of The London Review of Books, where she is Editor. The Eitingons, her first book, is about her extraordinary family.

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