Things That Happened

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-04-01
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network
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Slutsky's poetry and prose paint a gripping portrait of a highly intelligent and articulate Soviet patriot passing through the dynamism and terror of the 1930s; a twice-wounded political instructor fighting for the motherland in World War II; an increasingly skeptical witness to the re-Stalinization of Russia during the cold war; and an ironical observer of the 1960s youth culture poetry and finally of the decline of the Communist ideal into senility during the Brezhnev era.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. iv
Introduction: Soldier of Misfortunep. 1
An Iron Societyp. 26
Greedy for Goodp. 48
I Was Green, and Now I'm Greyp. 73
West into Europep. 127
It Doesn't End with Victoryp. 141
Patria and Patronymicp. 166
Following the Leaderp. 193
Pearl Diversp. 206
Proud as a Flock of Swansp. 241
The Universal Dreamp. 258
An Old Societyp. 276
Bitter Taste of Saltp. 288
Index of Titles and First Linesp. 308
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