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Robert Taubman characterized the portrayal of sex in the novel as having "the unconvincing look of pornography" (18), while Harriett Gilbert provided the anecdotal testimony of her Jewish dentist, who perceived the book's description of the Babi Yar massacre "as a pornographic insult to those whom the Nazis butchered there" (26).
Though the painter Felix Lembersky was living in Leningrad in the fall of 1941, 1,000 kilometers from the site of the Babi Yar massacre, the event nonetheless seared itself into his memory and served as a touchstone for him in the decades that followedat times to his peril.