The first volume of Eugenia Ginzburg's memoirs, Journey into the Whirlwind, has been ranked in the company of Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago. Within the Whirlwind continues the narrative of Mrs. Ginzburg's nightmarish ten-year survival of Soviet prisons and labor camps, following the Stalinist purges of 1937. This portion of her story is especially memorable for its portrayal of her relationship with another prisoner, a German Catholic doctor, who became her second husband -- a love that transcended every obstacle and the most inhuman of circumstances.
Mrs. Ginzburg is revealed here as a woman of outstanding courage and charity, as well as an incomparable chronicler of humanity.
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Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001171561
Book Description Collins & Harvill Press. Book Condition: Acceptable. Used - Acceptable. Contains staining. Ex-library with wear - may contain significant amounts of highlighting and underlining in pen or pencil. Bookseller Inventory # Z1-A-003-01452
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