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Author Serge, Victor, 1890-1947.

Title The case of Comrade Tulayev / by Victor Serge ; translated from the French by Willard R. Trask ; introduction by Susan Sontag.

Imprint New York : New York Review Books, ©2004.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC SERGE,V    Available
Description xxx, 362 pages ; 21 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series New York Review Books classics
New York Review Books classics.
Contents Comets are born at night -- The sword is blind -- Men at bay -- To build is to perish -- Journey into defeat -- Every man has his own way of drowning -- The brink of nothing -- The road to gold -- Let purity be treason -- And still the floes came down.
Summary One cold Moscow night, Comrade Tulayev, a high government official, is shot dead on the street, and the search for the killer begins. In this panoramic vision of the Soviet Great Terror, the investigation leads all over the world, netting a whole series of suspects whose only connection is their innocence--at least of the crime of which they stand accused. But "The Case of Comrade Tulayev," unquestionably the finest work of fiction ever written about the Stalinist purges, is not just a story of a totalitarian state. Marked by the deep humanity and generous spirit of its author, the legendary anarchist and exile Victor Serge, it is also a classic twentieth-century tale of risk, adventure, and unexpected nobility to set beside Ernest Hemingway's" For Whom the Bell Tolls" and Andre Malraux's "Man's Fate."
Language Translated from the French.
Subject Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1936-1953 -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Political fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Added Author Trask, Willard R. (Willard Ropes), 1900-1980.
Added Title Affaire Toulaév. English
Other Form: Online version: Serge, Victor, 1890-1947. Affaire Toulaév. English. Case of Comrade Tulayev. New York : New York Review Books, ©2004 (OCoLC)647055540
ISBN 1590170644 (alk. paper)
9781590170649 (alk. paper)
Standard No. 99808083277

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