Maksim [Maxim] Karlovich Kantor was born in Moscow on 22 December 1957 into a family of prominent Jewish intellectuals. His paternal grandfather, Moisei Isaakovich (1903-82), was a professor of Mineralogy in Buenos Aires and later in Moscow, as well as a dramatist, writing in Spanish. His father, Karl Moiseevich (1922-2008), was born in Argentina. His mother, Tat’iana Sergeevna, is Russian and is a teacher of geography and related sciences, while his paternal uncle, Lazar Moiseevich (1905-90), was an economist. His father, Karl Moiseevich, was a well known art historian and philosopher and was at one time editor of the journal Dekorativnoe iskusstvo [Decorative Art]. Kantor’s elder brother …

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Pursglove, Michael. "M. K. Kantor ". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 09 October 2009
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