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Captive of the Caucasus


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Russians visit the Caucasus with a sense of homecoming, Andrei Bitov--one of the Soviet Union's most gifted stylists--has remarked. They find there a world familiar from the moral and philosophic landscapes of Pushkin, Lermontov, and Tolstoy. In Lessons of Armenia, the first of the two personal memoirs that constitute this book, Bitov explores the way Pushkin's "confines of boundless Russia" seem never to be truly escapable. Though held in thrall by Armenia, a captive of the Caucasus, Bitov the traveler is a captive, ...

Captive of the Caucasus 1999, HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN-13: 9780002726689

Trade paperback

A Captive of the Caucasus 1992, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780374118839


Captive of the Caucasus 1992, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London

ISBN-13: 9780297840541