After fleeing from the Soviet Union to live and write in France, Andreï Makine denounces in his first nine novels the atrocities perpetrated by the Bolshevik regime and accomplishes what he considers to be a writer’s role: provoking readers to think about events that took place in recent history. He places his characters in a complex cultural background and endows them with a double perspective on life. The entre-deux-mondes pattern he creates applies to issues such as identity, civilization, language and general outlook on things.
Cristina Ţurac-Drahta is a Lecturer, PhD, author of a thesis on Russian-born French novelist Andreï Makine. She is a member of the French Department of the Ştefan cel Mare University of Suceava where she teaches French 17th century literature and gives lectures on Translation Studies. She is also interested in religious translation.