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Parting with Illusions

Vladimir Pozmer

ISBN 10: 0246137436 / ISBN 13: 9780246137432
Published by Atlantic Monthly Press
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Title: Parting with Illusions

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:GOOD

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Leading Soviet commentator Vladimir Pozner's bestselling book of personal memoir and political observation. Aside from Gorbachev, Pozner is the most widely known Russian personality in America, and he earns his fame with these controversial commentaries that reveal his strongly humanistic philosophy.

From Publishers Weekly:

Although readers will find the book deeply involving, ultimately they will wonder at its point: Memoir? Polemic? Apologia? As autobiographer, the Russian TV commentator is disappointingly reticent. Albeit revealing of his privileged early years in Paris and Manhattan with his Russian father, a Marxist, and French mother, the family's move to East Berlin in 1948 when he was 15 and their emigration to Moscow in 1953, Pozner insufficiently discloses his later life in the nomenklatura. Often the polemicist intercepts the diarist to castigate Americans for disregarding their principles of equality, but one can't take seriously Pozner's lectures on racism when he presents himself as a model of rectitude and offers as evidence his "love" for the black maid of his childhood. He is opinionated about the Soviet leadership back to Stalin, yet, perhaps wisely, checks his gait when traversing today's boggy ground, although he strongly supports glasnost. The book does not read as if Pozner were seeking an imprimatur from the General Secretary, however; his sincerity and humanism are convincing--but Pozner shows himself to be less knowing about Americans than he thinks. Author tour.
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