Siniavskii, A.,: Soviet Civilization: A Cultural History
Book Number: 0002906
Arcade Publishing Inc., New York, New York, U.S.A., 1990. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 291 pages. FIRST IMPRESSION. An excellent copy and is in fine condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages are missing from the book. The spine of the book is in great condition and the dust jacket is unmarked. It has no signs of previous use. A remainder mark is on the top of the text block. Items are in stock and will be shipped same day or next business day directly from our Australian address. SYNOPSIS: Like a cultural archeologist subversively digging beneath his country's rotting foundation, Paris-based Russian emigre writer Sinyavsky tears away the facade of the Communist experiment. In his eyes, the "Soviet way of life" is one of "permanent uncertainty," marked by widespread worker theft from factories and farms, by the scarcity of consumer goods, despised communal apartments, appalling negligence, corruption. A survivor of labor camps who also writes under the name of Abram Tertz ( A Voice from the Chorus ), Sinyavsky offers a devastating, mordantly witty appraisal of the new Soviet "yes-man" and of the masses' "slave psychology" forged by Stalin. Fearful of a resurgent militant ultranationalism, he sees the typical Russian as chauvinistic, ignorant of other countries and cultures, with a smug sense of superiority. Apt literary analyses enliven Sinyavsky's arguments. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Revolutionary, Social History, Russia & the Former Soviet Union; ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781559700344. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 0002906.