A Soviet Odyssey.

ROSENBERG, Suzanne

Verlag: Oxford Univ Press, 1988
ISBN 10: 0195406540 / ISBN 13: 9780195406542
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Autobiography of Suzanne Rozenberg in the Stalin Russia. 212pp., black/white illustrations, photos. In 1950 Suzanne Rosenberg was arrested, falsely charged with treason, and sentenced to five years' imprisonment in one of Stalin's hard-labour camps. That experience is the central episode in "A Soviet Odyssey", a vivid insight into life in the USSR throughout the Stalin and war years. It is all the more powerful for being two stories in one: that of a young woman, eager for experience, in love with beauty and noble ideals, and that of the woman she became, who searches the past to understand what happened to her and the people she loved. Buchnummer des Verkäufers

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Inhaltsangabe: Gorbachev's recent acknowledgment of Stalin's inhumane policies barely hints at the grand-scale devastation of Soviet life suffered during the first half of this century. A gripping eye-witness account of that period, this book is both a unique chronicle of one of the 20th century's most brutal regimes and the moving personal testament of a remarkable woman.
Suzanne Rosenberg's narrative begins in 1921, when she and her mother--a Sorbonne-educated Bolshevik--lived together in one room of a communal Karkav flat. In part to escape famine and in part to promote Communism, her family journeyed to Canada, where, at 15, she lectured electrical workers on the evils of capitalism. After returning to the Soviet Union in 1931, Rosenberg and her family saw countless friends and acquaintances fall victim to Stalin's increasingly repressive policies. Recalling how she began to avoid political conversations, any contacts with foreigners, and even the slightest comments on the state of the government, the author chillingly describes the wave of terror that spilled over the country. The years 1937 and '38, she writes, "struck out with enormous force, the blows rendered so suddenly that shock, bewilderment, and confusion gave way to naked, animal fear." Eventually--after enduring the hardships and deprivations of World War II--Rosenberg's husband and then Rosenberg herself were arrested. Sentenced to a labor camp, she joined the ranks of prisoners struggling to survive in the Gulag. She remained in the camp for three years, receiving amnesty only after Stalin's death.
Covering the entire period from 1921 to 1980, when Rosenberg re-emigrated to Canada permanently, A Soviet Odyssey is not only a riveting account of Stalinist terror; it captures as well the texture of Soviet life from a woman's perspective. It ranges over everything from the world of the intelligentsia to the role of women in the workplace to the particular experiences of women in the Gulag. Biography lovers, Soviet watchers, and anyone interested in the often horrifying course of modern history will find this book compelling reading.

About the Author:
About the Author:
Suzanne Rosenberg now lives in Ontario.

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Titel: A Soviet Odyssey.
Verlag: Oxford Univ Press
Erscheinungsdatum: 1988
Einband: hardcover
Zustand: Very Good
Auflage: First Edition.

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ROSENBERG, Suzanne
Verlag: Oxford Univ Press, Toronto/New York (1988)
ISBN 10: 0195406540 ISBN 13: 9780195406542
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Buchbeschreibung Oxford Univ Press, Toronto/New York, 1988. hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. First Edition. Autobiography of Suzanne Rozenberg in the Stalin Russia. 212pp., black/white illustrations, photos. In 1950 Suzanne Rosenberg was arrested, falsely charged with treason, and sentenced to five years' imprisonment in one of Stalin's hard-labour camps. That experience is the central episode in "A Soviet Odyssey", a vivid insight into life in the USSR throughout the Stalin and war years. It is all the more powerful for being two stories in one: that of a young woman, eager for experience, in love with beauty and noble ideals, and that of the woman she became, who searches the past to understand what happened to her and the people she loved. Clean Copy. Artikel-Nr. 020537

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