Faded spine. Good in dw. Other Topics-Diverse Subjects… Based on the letters of Andrey Sinyavsky written under his pen name to his wife. They were written during his imprisonment in a Soviet Forced Labour camp between 1966 and 1971. Because of the strict censorship on what prisoners were allowed to write the letters contain only oblique references to the conditions in the camp, instead we follow the authors inner thoughts and reflections on a wide range of topics in miniature essays from such things as Russian icons, the Russian Criminal world, Byzantine Enmperors and the writings of Swift and Defoe amongst many others. UL-XXXXXX. 328pp.
Very Good/Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall 0002628848 Hardback Hardback. Foxing to edge of pages. Wear to D/J. Price clipped to D/J. Translated from the Russian by Kyril Fitzlyon and Max Hayward. With an Introduction by Max Hayward. This book, based on the author; s letters to his wife during six years' imprisonment in a Societ forced labopur camp, is one of the most unusual pieces of 'prison literature' ever to be written. Because of the strict surveillance over what prisoners may write, the letters contain for the most part only oblique-but sometimes none the less telling-references to the conditions of life in the camp; instead, we are taken into the inner world of the author's thoughts and reflections, as he r4ecorded them at the time in a richly-textured prose of remarkable power, extending over a wide range of topics; within the major, recurring themes of art, religion and the enduring enigmas of human life, there are extraordinary miniature essays on such things as Russian icons, Western Gothic churches, Byzantine emperors, Irish legends, Swift and Defoe, the importance of London fog in English literature, the Russian criminal world-to mention only a few. The reader is invited to partake in the lavish feast of a mind and spirit which could not be confined behind barbed wire. 328 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions, and all types of Academic Literature. )
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