The Solzhenitsyn Files: Secret Soviet Documents Reveal One Man's Fight Against the Monolith

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Edition q, 1995 - 472 pagini
This book presents, for the first time in English, files kept by the Soviet leadership on the writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn. The documents collected here originated at the highest levels of Soviet Communism - the Politburo, the KGB, the Foreign Ministry, the Secretariat of the Central Committee. Arranged in strictly chronological order, they tell the story of an epic hero from the point of view of his antagonists. As early success during Khrushchev's "Thaw" gives way to the manuscript confiscations and escalating scrutiny of the Brezhnev years, harassment and surveillance become a way of life and events move with a gathering inevitability. The awarding of the Nobel Prize, the crisis surrounding The Gulag Archipelago, and ultimate expulsion and life in exile are only the great crescendos in a sinister symphony of secrets. The Solzhenitsyn Files is a monumental contribution to political and cultural history. Solzhenitsyn has long towered over the world literary landscape, and his unique stature derives in large part from the moral struggle that gives his work the weight of prophetic utterance. Now the reader may share the inner councils of those whose oppressive system gave this writer his subject, and whose unrelenting attacks provoked him to greatness.

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Upon his release from the Gulag, the Soviet system of labor camps, following Stalin's death, Alexander Solzhenitsyn was able to publish fictionalized accounts of his prison experiences in the ... Citiți recenzia completă

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Am a Foolish Boy
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Welcome and Farewell
15
A Wonderful Serenity
25
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Edvard Kocbek was born in 1904, the son of a church organist, in a part of present-day Slovenia that was then in Austria-Hungary. Following the publication in 1934 of his first book of poetry, he published essays that presaged the wartime alliance of this Christian Socialist with the Tito-led partisan resistance. Despite a lengthy postwar publication ban, Kocbek went on to win the Preseren Prize, Slovenia's highest literary award, in 1964. More books of both poetry and prose followed, including his "Collected Poems" in 1977, which sealed his reputation as Slovenia's greatest modern-day poet. Michael Scammell, who teaches writing in Columbia University's School of the Arts, has translated widely from Russian, Serbo-Croatian, and Slovenian, including works by Tolstoy and Nabokov. Veno Taufer, the author of sixteen volumes of poetry in his native Slovenia and the translator of more than forty books of poetry, is the recipient of the Preseren Prize and several prestigious international awards. His verse, including the collection Waterlings (Northwestern, 2000), has been translated into numerous languages.

Pruys writes for leading German periodicals.

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