CHUKOVSKAYA, Lydia. Chukovskaia

Title Spusk pod vodu. (Going Under)
Publisher New York Izadatelstvo imeni Chekhova
Date 1972
Book ID 34172
First Edition  

Description

Original printed card covers, 131pp.. Text in Russian. White covers just a little age soiled, fore-edges damp spotted, owner name (translator of and writer on Akhmatova and others) inside cover. Used; Very Good First edition although written in 1949. Translated as 'Going Under' and written in the form of a memoir-like diary. The author's deeply personal writings reflect the human cost of Soviet totalitarianism, and she devoted much of her career to defending dissidents such as Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and Andrei Sakharov. She was herself the daughter of the celebrated children's writer Korney Chukovsky. Chukovskaya was a close associate and chronicler of the poet Anna Akhmatova.
Price: £40.00

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