Archive For The “Russia” Category
By Anthony Burgess
A sharply written satire, Honey for the Bears sends an unassuming antiques broker, Paul Hussey, to Russia to do one ultimate deal at the black marketplace as a want for a lifeless friend's spouse. Even at the ship's voyage throughout, the Russian sensibility starts to pervade: plenty of secrets and techniques and many vodka. whilst his American spouse is affected by a painful rash and he's interrogated at his inn by way of Soviet brokers who comprehend that he's attempting to promote trendy man made attire to the loads starved for type, his precarious internal stability is thrown off for stable. extra drink follows, discoveries of his wife's illicit affair with one other lady, and his personal submerged sexual emotions come breaking throughout the floor, effervescent up in Russian champagne and caviar.
By Rina Lapidus
The ebook focuses upon the phenomenon in Russian literature within which a guy wants a lady, feels humiliated after having sexual family members together with her, and finally ends up looking revenge upon his accomplice. tested the following for the 1st time, this research at the nature of straight relationships in Russian literature should be of curiosity to students of Russian literature, gender experiences, and psychology.
By Arthur Newsholme
By Rosa Luxemburg
Simply weeks earlier than her homicide, Rosa Luxemburg instructed her comrades:
"Today we will heavily set approximately destroying capitalism once
and for all.
"Nay, extra; no longer basically are we this present day capable of practice this
task, no longer only is its functionality an obligation towards the proletariat, but
our resolution bargains the one technique of saving human society from destruction."
Such was once the conviction that guided her life.
To a global simply rising from the holocaust of the 1st global War
her phrases had a pointy immediacy. Fifty years and several other devastating
wars later, the choice she poses - socialism or extermination -
still is still the alternative dealing with humanity.
- From the creation by way of Mary-Alice Waters
By Simon Ings
An epic tale of braveness, genius and bad folly, this is often the 1st background of ways the Soviet Union's scientists turned either the respect and the guffawing inventory of the highbrow world.
Simon Ings weaves jointly what occurred whilst a handful of impoverished and underemployed graduates, professors and marketers, creditors and charlatans, certain themselves to a failing govt to create a global superpower. And he indicates how Stalin's obsessions derailed a very good scan in 'rational government'.
By George Pahomov, Nickolas Lupinin
The Russian Century is the main finished and available choice of readings dedicated to Russian tradition and civilization. The interesting first-person bills paint a bright photo of the Russian humans in the course of the turbulent years of the cave in of the Soviet Union. This ebook permits readers to determine Russia during the inner most lives of people that come from different backgrounds, a variety of academic and socio-economic stories, and a extensive geographic spectrum. Diary entries, own sketches, memoirs, and letters inform those tales in an intimate and actual voice of quick adventure instead of the far-off, basic circulate of background. Translated into English for the 1st time, own concerns in addition to the bigger social and political context are published in a fashion that offers major perception right into a strong, specific, and influential tradition.
All too usually the Russian event has been provided as both terrible or heroic. This quantity is going past that technique and bargains with components that have bought very little realization to present stories of Russian historical past and tradition? love, sexuality, courtship, marriage, relatives lifestyles, paintings, schooling, and faith
By Simon Dixon
This can be an analytical account of a colourful interval in Russian background, that's obtainable to undergraduates of ecu and Russian historical past, in addition to to the nonspecialist reader. principal to a dialogue that emphasizes Russia's position in Europe are the a lot misunderstood personalities of a few amazing rulers, comparable to Peter the good, Catherine the good and Alexander I. Their reigns are set within the context of wider advancements in social, fiscal, cultural and highbrow historical past that aid to account for Russia's emergence as a superb strength.
By John Steinbeck, Susan Shillinglaw, Robert Capa
Steinbeck and Capa's account in their trip via chilly conflict Russia is a vintage piece of reportage and commute writing.
Just after the Iron Curtain fell on jap Europe, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer John Steinbeck and acclaimed battle photographer Robert Capa ventured into the Soviet Union to record for the New York usher in Tribune. This infrequent chance took the well-known tourists not just to Moscow and Stalingrad – now Volgograd – yet in the course of the geographical region of the Ukraine and the Caucasus. Hailed by way of the hot York occasions as "superb" whilst it first seemed in 1948, A Russian Journal is the distillation in their trip and is still a extraordinary memoir and precise old document.
What they observed and movingly recorded in phrases and on movie used to be what Steinbeck known as "the nice different facet there ... the personal lifetime of the Russian people." not like different Western reporting approximately Russia on the time, A Russian Journal is freed from ideological obsessions. relatively, Steinbeck and Capa recorded the awful realities of manufacturing facility staff, govt clerks, and peasants, as they emerged from the rubble of worldwide struggle II—represented the following in Capa's stirring images along Steinbeck's masterful prose. via all of it, we're given intimate glimpses of 2 artists on the peak in their powers, answering their have to record human fight. This version gains an advent by means of Steinbeck pupil Susan Shillinglaw.
By Thomas W. Simons Jr. (auth.)
By Richard Sakwa
Via assets and records, the increase and Fall of the Soviet Union through Richard Sakwa areas the Soviet adventure in ancient and comparative context. the writer introduces every one resource during this quantity totally and gives remark and analysis.Using eye-witness debts, professional records and new fabrics that have simply come to gentle, Richard Sakwa offers an historic evaluate of the Soviet Union from the revolution of 1906 to the autumn of the regime.