This book continues the narrative of Ginzburg's nightmarish eighteen-year survival of Soviet prisons and labor camps, following the Stalinist purges of 1937. Introduction by Heinrich Böll. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
At the time of Kirov's murder, Eugenia Semyonovna Ginzburg was 27 years old, a happily married mother of three children, a loyal party member, and a schoolteacher and journalist in Kazan in eastern Russia. At that time, also, there was published a four-volume History of the All-Union Communist Party, which, in its coverage of the 1905 Czarist terrors, displeased Stalin; it contained certain "errors" in connection with the theory of permanent revolution. Professor Nikolai Naumovich Elvov, who had written the offending passage, also happened to be the author of a source book on Tartar history. Incredibly, Mrs. Ginzburg was arrested and denounced as a Trotskyite and counter-revolutionary because she had failed to write a review for her publication denouncing Elvov's Tartar book. In short, the masters of a Brechtian netherworld of logical non-reason accused her of not doing something she had not done—and of course she could not deny not doing it.
Ian Boland is a contributor for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt titles including: "Within the Whirlwind".
Text: English, Russian (translation)
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used; Good. **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000537613
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 002251
Book Description Collins Harvill, London, 1981. hardcover with dust jacket In this best-selling first volume of her autobiography Eugenia Ginzburg tells how, under Stalin's regime, she was accused of terrorism and condemned to fell trees in a labour camp. She falls in love with a fellow-prisoner (a doctor) and vividly evokes the anguish of their repeated separations, deliberately brought about by their jailers. Surviving the worst of Stalin's final years, they are freed though in exile, marry and adopt a child. The writing is brilliant and warm. Ours is an ex-library copy in torn transparent protective covering, with usual stamps, stickers, etc. Weak hinges. GOOD book in GOOD unclipped dust jacket 424 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 38140
Book Description Collins & Harvill Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2784756339