Resurrection: The Struggle for a New Russia
Resurrection plunges the reader directly into the thick of events so that one all but feels Yeltsin's breath upon one's face - he is drunk one day, in command the next, as volatile as the fragmented country he tries to lead. Remnick's new Russia springs to life through vivid portraits of its players: the half-Jewish anti-Semite Zhirinovsky, "a hater, a crank, a nut"; the young (and purged) economist Yegor Gaidar, champion of "shock therapy" and market reform; Vladimir Gusinsky, Russia's Citizen Kane ("a first-generation capitalist living in a jungle world with few rules or restraints"); Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, who returned from a twenty-year exile to find a country freed from communism but still steeped in misery - and nostalgia. These portraits emerge against a background dominated by the war in Chechnya, which Remnick visits in a bloody and unforgettable chapter, and a Moscow in turbulent transition.
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final offense to Stalin had been to write a poem comparing the Great Mountain
Eagle to a cockroach . In the Soviet Union , poets ... Even as the oppression
dwindled under Gorbachev , the myth of the Russian writer lingered . As late as
1991 , I ...
For these younger critics and writers , the myth of the Great Russian Writer , the
martyr and saint , was as much a part of the Soviet past as the Five - Year Plan
and Lenin ' s Tomb . Amelin even had the punk audacity to write , “ In Moscow he
' ll ...
Ludmilla Petrushevskaya , a celebrated Moscow playwright and prose writer of
Kushner ' s generation , told me she not only welcomed the new , seemingly
reduced status of the writer , she had prayed for it . Her family had been "
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RESURRECTION: The Struggle for a New RussiaUser Review - Kirkus
It would be hard for New Yorker writer Remnick to do anything quite as good as his Pulitzer Prizewinning Lenin's Tomb (1993), but his study of Russia since 1991 shows all the restless intelligence ... Read full review
Resurrection: the struggle for a new RussiaUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
In this follow-up to Lenin's Tomb (LJ 6/15/93), which focused on the collapse of the USSR, Remnick concentrates on the post-Soviet scene and its prospects. We meet a rich variety of personalities ... Read full review
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