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
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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".
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Book Description Collins Harvill, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110002729075
Book Description Collins Harvill, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0002729075
Book Description Collins Harvill, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0002729075