In this contemporary Russian classic, a samizdat document arrives at a Soviet newspaper headquarters with unimaginable consequences."Angels on the Head of a Pin" is set in Moscow in the late 1960s, at a time when Khrushchev-era liberalization is being threatened by the return to personality cult and repression following the Soviet intervention in ...Read MoreIn this contemporary Russian classic, a samizdat document arrives at a Soviet newspaper headquarters with unimaginable consequences."Angels on the Head of a Pin" is set in Moscow in the late 1960s, at a time when Khrushchev-era liberalization is being threatened by the return to personality cult and repression following the Soviet intervention in Czechoslovakia. The editor-in-chief of the organ of the Communist Party collapses with a heart attack outside the Central Committee building. This is partly brought on by the appearance of a samizdat manuscript on his desk that leads to his anguishing over who left it there and what to do with it to avoid falling victim to the malevolence its content is likely to unleash. The solution lies with Yakov Rappoport, an ageing and cynical Jewish veteran of the war and two spells in the Gulag, the author of not only the obnoxious popular campaigns sponsored by the newspaper (and all its letters to the editor) but of every speech that gets made in public by the principals of the regime as well. His efforts to help his stricken editor, as well as the novel's star-crossed lovers, lead to a hallucinatory climax.Read Less
Very good in very good dust jacket. pages crisp and clean, fresh, FEELS NEW, NEAR VERY GOOD: (little-read ex-library with few library marks) w/DJ kleer-covered with spine sticker AS SHOWN in photo FEELS NEW. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 256 p. Contains: Illustrations. UNESCO Collection of Representative Works: European. Audience: General/trade. Russian title: Angeli na konchike igly.
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