A memoir of coming of age and struggling to leave the USSR. Shrayer chronicles the triumphs and humiliations of a Soviet childhood and expresses the dreams and fears of a Jewish family that never gave up its hopes for a better life. Narrated in the tradition of Tolstoy's confessional trilogy and Nabokov's autobiography, this is a searing account of the KGB's persecution of refuseniks, a poet's rebellion against totalitarian culture, and Soviet fantasies of the West during the Cold War.
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|Size: ||5.0 MB|
|Publisher: ||Syracuse University Press|
|Date published: || 2013|
|ISBN: ||9780815652434 (DRM-PDF)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|