By Kornei Chukovsky,Elena Chukovskaya,Mr. Victor Erlich,Michael Heim

ISBN-10: 0300106114

ISBN-13: 9780300106114

A perceptive literary critic, a world-famous author of witty and playful verses for kids, a number one authority on children’s linguistic creativity, and a hugely expert translator, Kornei Chukovsky used to be an entire guy of letters. As benefactor to many writers together with Alexander Solzhenitsyn and Joseph Brodsky, he stood for numerous a long time on the heart of the Russian literary milieu. it truly is no exaggeration to assert that Chukovsky knew every person curious about shaping the process twentieth-century Russian literature. His voluminous diary, right here translated into English for the 1st time, starts off in prerevolutionary Russia and spans approximately the full Soviet period. it's the candid statement of an excellent observer who files fifty years of Soviet literary task and the private main issue of the author lower than a totalitarian regime.
From descriptions of friendship with such significant literary figures as Anna Akhmatova and Isaac Babel to bills of the fight with obtuse and opposed censorship, from the heartbreaking tale of the dying of the daughter who had encouraged such a lot of tales to candid political statements, the extreme diary of Kornei Chukovsky is a different account of the twentieth-century Russian experience.

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