Briefly Noted

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 DECEMBER 8, 2014 ISSUE / LENINGRAD, by Brian Moynahan (Atlantic Monthly)Moynahan tells the story of the siege of Leningrad through Dmitri Shostakovich’s Seventh Symphony, which was mostly written in, and is dedicated to, the city. The account begins pre-siege: the secret police had taken so many people away, the poet Anna Akhmatova wrote, that the city “dangled like a useless appendage from its prisons...

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