This collection includes historical essays by the well-known émigré writer Mark Aldanov (1886-1957). Aldanov turns to various important aspects and episodes of the Russian revolutionary movement including the meeting of October 10, 1917, that decided upon the Bolshevik coup, the days of the coup, the Revolutionary tribunal of 1917, the murder of German Ambassador Count Mirbach in 1918, the anarchist organization of Nestor Makhno. His portraits of political luminaries (Stalin, Pilsudskii, the double agent Azef, Hitler, the terrorist Vera Figner, etc.) give a well-rounded picture of their characters, times, and associates. Among the contemporaries depicted in the last section are Lunacharskii, Kuprin, Khodasevich, Merezhkovskii, Osorgin, Chekhov and Bunin. The book ends with a large analytical essay of Tolstoi's works, which was met with a wide critical acclaim. Commentaries.
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Book Description Izdatelstvo Russk. Hrist. guman. instit. Book Condition: new. EAN 9785888120729. Bookseller Inventory # 10-400484
Book Description Izd-vo Russkogo khristianskogo gumanitarnogo in-ta, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M5888120723