Angels on the Head of a Pin


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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 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 ...

Angels on the Head of a Pin 2003, Peter Owen Publishers, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780720611700