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A good read that reveals a world devoid of freedom.
Recommended for all who want to read a more complex work than 1984 or Darkness at Noon.
Required reading for those few remaining souls who still cannot fathom the depth of Stalin's murderous paranoia. Tedious and telling.Published 9 months ago by william f. wasley
From Prof Adam Morton @ University of Sydney "On Victor Serge and the Journey into Defeat: The Case of Comrade Tulayev"
I can add little to what are some excellent reviews,but must agree that it is difficult to know why this work is less well known than other works by... Read morePublished 11 months ago by S.R.H
This novel deserves the same recognition as "Darkness at Noon." Like Solzhenitsyn's novels, while based on actual events, it gives the reader a unique chance to live... Read morePublished 12 months ago by John Desmond
I felt deeply touched by the story, the plot in itself, the description of the different male characters of high political ranking, of their deep fear of being public
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"The Best Russian Novel Ever Written in French"
Victor Serge (1890-1947) was in fact born in Brussels, lived far more years of life in France than in Russia, and wrote all of... Read more
Imagine Darkness at Noon or 1984 enriched by Tolstoy's genius for development of complex distinct human beings and multiple points of view, interrelated plots and subplots, and... Read morePublished on June 12, 2011 by John Neeleman