The Keeper of Antiquities is simultaneously one of the great Russian modern novels and a key to understanding the terrible Stalinist purges of the later Thirties. Set far away from Moscow in the remote Kazakhstan capital of Alma-Ata, The Keeper of Antiquities beings with a leisurely, almost scholarly air - like a devious story by Borges. But very soon we find ourselves watching with horror as professional rivalry between the keeper of the town's museum and the chief librarian turns into a deadly struggle for control of the meaning of the past - and therefore of the present.
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Book Description Mcgraw Hill Book Co, 1991. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Set in the remote capital of Kazakhstan, far away from Moscow, this novel begins with a leisurely, almost scholarly air. Soon it turns into a game of professional rivalry between the keeper of the town's museum and the chief librarian, in a struggle for control over the meaning of the past. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0002710927
Book Description Mcgraw Hill Book Co, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0002710927