A book discussion with translator MICHAEL HEIM, Slavic Languages and Literatures, UCLA. Discussants: DONALD FANGER, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University, and VYACHESLAV IVANOV, Slavic Languages and Literatures, UCLA.
From descriptions of friendship with such major literary figures as Anna Akhmatova and Isaac Babel to accounts of the struggle with obtuse and hostile censorship, from the heartbreaking story of the death of the daughter who had inspired so many stories to candid political statements, the extraordinary diary of Kornei Chukovsky is a unique account of the twentieth-century Russian experience.
Sponsor(s): Center for European and Eurasian Studies
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