Molotov's Magic Lantern: A Journey in Russian History (BOK)

Rachel Polonsky

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When Rachel Polonsky went to live in Moscow, she found an apartment block in Romanov Street, once a residence of the Soviet elite. One of those ghostly neighbours was Stalin's henchman Vyacheslav Molotov. In his former apartment, Rachel Polonsky discovered his library and an old magic lantern. Molotov - ruthless apparatchik, participant in the collectivizations and the Great Purge - was also an ardent bibliophile. Molotov's library and his magic lantern became the prisms through which Rachel Polonsky renewed her vision of Russia. She visited cities and landscapes associated with the books in the library - Chekhov, Dostoevsky, Pushkin, Akhmatova and many less well-known figures. Some were sent to the Gulag by the man who collected their books.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Rachel Polonsky
Forlag
FABER & FABER
ISBN 9780571237814
Antall sider 416 Dimensjoner 12,6cm x 19,8cm x 2,6cm
Vekt 310 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form European history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000