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Case of Comrade Tulayev

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ISBN-10: 1590170644

ISBN-13: 9781590170649

Edition: 2004

Authors: Victor Serge, Susan Sontag, Willard R. Trask

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One cold Moscow night, Comrade Tulayev, a high government official, is shot dead on the street, and the search for the killer begins. In this panoramic vision of the Soviet Great Terror, the investigation leads all over the world, netting a whole series of suspects whose only connection is their innocence—at least of the crime of which they stand accused. But The Case of Comrade Tulayev, unquestionably the finest work of fiction ever written about the Stalinist purges, is not just a story of a totalitarian state. Marked by the deep humanity and generous spirit of its author, the legendary anarchist and exile Victor Serge, it is also a classic twentieth-century tale of risk, adventure, and…    
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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
Publication date: 6/30/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.08" wide x 7.91" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Susan Sontag, an influential cultural critic with a Harvard master's degree in philosophy, is noted for taking radical positions and venturing outrageous interpretations. Proclaiming a "new sensibility," she supported the cause of pop art and underground films in the 1960s. Her reputation as a formidable critic has been established by numerous reviews, essays, and articles in the New York Review of Books, the N.Y. Times, Harper's, and other periodicals. Against Interpretation (1966) includes her controversial essay "Notes on Camp," first published in Partisan Review. The title of the book introduces her argument against what she sees as the distortion of an original work by the countless…    

Comets are born at night
The sword is blind
Men at bay
To build is to perish
Journey into defeat
Every man has his own way of drowning
The brink of nothing
The road to gold
Let purity be treason
And still the floes came down ...