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The Russian Intelligentsia free pdf In 1990, after the fall of Soviet Communism, Andrei Sinyavsky went home to Russia. In exile for more than two decades, the writer known as Abram Tertz had suffered prison and oppression for his lacerating critiques of total power in such works as "On Socialist Realism" and "The Trial Begins". This text is a record of an exile's return - both a chronicle of poverty, crime and corruption, and a call for Russian intellectuals to rearm in a new struggle for freedom and democracy. In three essays, Sinyavsky creates a picture of today's Russian intelligentsia and its role as a conscience and critic of the fall of communism, as well as a portrait of economic and political stagnation under Yeltsin. The first essay revisits an historically troubled relationship: that of the Russina intelligentsia and the "masses" for whom it has traditionally spoken. Drawing parallels to the intellectuals under the Czar, he finds that contemporary writers and artists have lost touch with popular interests. This book reasserts the power of free thought and critical understanding in a society wrestling with democracy.

About Andrei Sinyavskii

Andrei Sinyavsky is the author of The Makepeace Experiment- Goodnight- Soviet Civilizaton: A Cultural History- and Strolling with Pushkin. In exile from the U.S.S.R. since the 1970's, he was professor of Slavic studies at the Sorbonne until his retirement in 1974.

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Author : Andrei Sinyavskii
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Data Published : 09 May 1997
ISBN : 0231107269
EAN : 9780231107266
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 112 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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