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The Walls Behind the Curtain: East European Prison Literature, 1945-1990 (Paperback)

Harold B. Segel

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ISBN 10: 0822962020 / ISBN 13: 9780822962021
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Paperback. Because of their visibility in society and ability to shape public opinion, prominent literary figures were among the first targets of Communist repression, torture, and incar.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 436 pages. 0.699. N° de ref. de la librería 9780822962021

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Título: The Walls Behind the Curtain: East European ...

Año de publicación: 2012

Encuadernación: Paperback

Condición del libro:New

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"Presents a broad cross-section of writings on prison from seven countries of Central and Southern Europe . . . We should not fail to note the intimidating translation skills Segel has brought to bear on this project: most of the texts are translated by him, despite originating in a dizzying array of different languages. . . . It is one thing to include important texts, but quite another to present them in an accessible form; 'The Walls behind the Curtain' is superbly arranged and supported. . . . a well-balanced text that serves an effective introduction to camp literature outside Russia/the Soviet Union, but with all the requisite apparati to easily enable exploration . . . just as relevant for an undergraduate student as for a scholar whose lens has been (perhaps) too long focused solely on the Russian contributions to the camp experience."--Slavic and East European Journal "An impressive though harrowing anthology of writing that describes interrogations, tortures, and other events from prisoners' lives and their literary and philosophical thoughts from their letters home."--Choice "Harold Segel has made another extraordinary contribution to our understanding of the history and literature of Eastern Europe. These poems, stories, letters, and essays, by writers who were imprisoned under Communist governments, are the fascinating and moving documents of one crucial aspect of European intellectual life in the age of the Cold War. Such writings enhance our understanding of numerous national literatures while, at the same time, suggesting a more comprehensive literature of Eastern Europe, based on common historical experience. Only a scholar of Segel's tremendous erudition and dedication could have envisioned and carried out such an important and revelatory project."--Larry Wolff, New York University "The work of a master scholar and translator, this is a powerful and moving collection of works by those who suffered in the infamous prisons of Communist Europe. The range of experiences reflected in these writings reveals the nobility and resilience individuals are capable of in the face of totalitarian inhumanity. Readers of Segel's latest magisterial contribution to our understanding of the literature and experience of this region will find themselves again profoundly in his debt."--Paul Knoll, University of Southern California "Presents a broad cross-section of writings on prison from seven countries of Central and Southern Europe . . . We should not fail to note the intimidating translation skills Segel has brought to bear on this project: most of the texts are translated by him, despite originating in a dizzying array of different languages. . . . It is one thing to include important texts, but quite another to present them in an accessible form; 'The Walls behind the Curtain' is superbly arranged and supported. . . . a well-balanced text that serves an effective introduction to camp literature outside Russia/the Soviet Union, but with all the requisite apparati to easily enable exploration . . . just as relevant for an undergraduate student as for a scholar whose lens has been (perhaps) too long focused solely on the Russian contributions to the camp experience." "Slavic and East European Journal"" An impressive though harrowing anthology of writing that describes interrogations, tortures, and other events from prisoners lives and their literary and philosophical thoughts from their letters home. " Choice"" Harold Segel has made another extraordinary contribution to our understanding of the history and literature of Eastern Europe. These poems, stories, letters, and essays, by writers who were imprisoned under Communist governments, are the fascinating and moving documents of one crucial aspect of European intellectual life in the age of the Cold War. Such writings enhance our understanding of numerous national literatures while, at the same time, suggesting a more comprehensive literature of Eastern Europe, based on common historical experience. Only a scholar of Segel s tremendous erudition and dedication could have envisioned and carried out such an important and revelatory project. Larry Wolff, New York University" The work of a master scholar and translator, this is a powerful and moving collection of works by those who suffered in the infamous prisons of Communist Europe. The range of experiences reflected in these writings reveals the nobility and resilience individuals are capable of in the face of totalitarian inhumanity. Readers of Segel s latest magisterial contribution to our understanding of the literature and experience of this region will find themselves again profoundly in his debt. Paul Knoll, University of Southern California" "An impressive though harrowing anthology of writing that describes interrogations, tortures, and other events from prisoners' lives and their literary and philosophical thoughts from their letters home.""--Choice" "Harold Segel has made another extraordinary contribution to our understanding of the history and literature of Eastern Europe. These poems, stories, letters, and essays, by writers who were imprisoned under Communist governments, are the fascinating and moving documents of one crucial aspect of European intellectual life in the age of the Cold War. Such writings enhance our understanding of numerous national literatures while, at the same time, suggesting a more comprehensive literature of Eastern Europe, based on common historical experience. Only a scholar of Segel's tremendous erudition and dedication could have envisioned and carried out such an important and revelatory project."--Larry Wolff, New York University

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