Diment’s book gets starred review on Booklist

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In his review of Diment’s A Russian Jew of Bloomsbury, Jeffrey Meyers writes, “It’s amazing, despite Koteliansky’s severe depressions and mental breakdowns, his irascible temperament and notorious hatreds, that he was able to maintain these friendships. With D. H. Lawrence, Katherine Mansfield, John Middleton Murry, and Leonard and Virginia Woolf (the Woolfs published Kot in their Hogarth Press), he translated Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Gorky, Bunin, and Andreyev, and he believed ‘publishers exist to lose money on good books.’ In Diment’s lively, perceptive, and sympathetic but objective biography, Kot steps out of the shadows and takes center stage.”