Journey into the Whirlwind

ISBN-10: 0156027518
ISBN-13: 9780156027519
Edition: 1st 1975
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Description: Both witness to and victim of Stalin’s reign of terror, a courageous woman tells the story of her harrowing eighteen-year odyssey through Russia’s prisons and labor camps. Translated by Paul Stevenson and Max Hayward. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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List price: $16.95
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1975
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/4/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Both witness to and victim of Stalin’s reign of terror, a courageous woman tells the story of her harrowing eighteen-year odyssey through Russia’s prisons and labor camps. Translated by Paul Stevenson and Max Hayward. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

Atnbsp;the time of Kirov's murder, Eugenia Semyonovna Ginzburg was 27 years old, a happily married mother of three children, a loyal party member, and a schoolteacher and journalist in Kazan in eastern Russia. At that time, also, there was published a four-volume History of the All-Union Communist Party, which, in its coverage of the 1905 Czarist terrors, displeased Stalin; it contained certain "errors" in connection with the theory of permanent revolution. Professor Nikolai Naumovich Elvov, who had written the offending passage, also happened to be the author of a source book on Tartar history. Incredibly, Mrs. Ginzburg was arrested and denounced as a Trotskyite and counter-revolutionary because she had failed to write a review for her publication denouncing Elvov's Tartar book. In short, the masters of a Brechtian netherworld of logical non-reason accused her of not doing something she had not done-and of course she could not deny not doing it.

A telephone call at dawn
The red-haired professor
Prelude
The snowball
There's no one so silly as a clever man
My last year
Life counted in minutes
The year 1937 begins
Expelled from the Party
That day
Captain Vevers
The cellars at "Black Lake"
The investigators have conclusive evidence
Stick and carrot
The walls come to life
"Can you forgive me?"
The "conveyor belt"
Confrontations
Parting
New encounters
Orphans twice over
Tukhachevsky and others
To Moscow
Transfer
Introduction to Butyrki
The whole of the Comintern
Butyrki nights
In accordance with the law of December 1st
"A fair and speedy trial"
Penal servitude--what bliss!
The Pugachev Tower
The Stolypin coach
Five steps by three
Major Weinstock's twenty-two commandments
Bright nights and dark days
Captain Glan's dog
The underground punishment cell
Comunista Italiana
"Next year in Jerusalem"
Day after day, month after month
A breath of oxygen
A fire in prison
Punishment cell for the second time
Memories of Giordano Bruno
The end of the "monstrous dwarf"
Great expectations
A bathhouse! Just an ordinary bathhouse!
The ruins of Schlusselburg
Car Number 7
All sorts to make a world
The transit camp
The S.S. Dzhurma
No luck today, my lady Death!
Light work
Elgen is the Yakut word for "dead"
Free felling
Salvation from heaven
Epilogue

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