The Resource Stalin's scribe : literature, ambition, and survival : the life of Mikhail Sholokhov, Brian Boeck

Stalin's scribe : literature, ambition, and survival : the life of Mikhail Sholokhov, Brian Boeck

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Stalin's scribe : literature, ambition, and survival : the life of Mikhail Sholokhov
Title
Stalin's scribe
Title remainder
literature, ambition, and survival : the life of Mikhail Sholokhov
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Brian Boeck
Title variation
  • Literature, ambition, and survival : the life of Mikhail Sholokhov
  • Life of Mikhail Sholokhov
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Author
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eng
Summary
Mikhail Sholokhov is arguable one of the most contentious recipients of the Nobel Prize in Literature. As a young man, Sholokhov?s epic novel, Quiet Don, became an unprecedented overnight success. Stalin?s Scribe is the first biography of a man who was once one of the Soviet Union?s most prominent political figures. Thanks to the opening of Russia?s archives, Brian Boeck discovers that Sholokhov?s official Soviet biography is actually a tangled web of legends, half-truths, and contradictions. Boeck examines the complex connection between an author and a dictator, revealing how a Stalinist courtier became an ideological acrobat and consummate politician in order to stay in favor and remain relevant after the dictator?s death. Stalin's Scribe is remarkable biography that both reinforces and clashes with our understanding of the Soviet system. It reveals a Sholokhov who is bold, uncompromising, and sympathetic?and reconciles him with the vindictive and mean-spirited man described in so many accounts of late Soviet history. Shockingly, at the height of the terror, which claimed over a million lives, Sholokhov became a member of the most minuscule subset of the Soviet Union?s population?the handful of individuals whom Stalin personally intervened to save.--Amazon.ca
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boeck, Brian J.
Dewey number
891.7342
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Sholokhov, Mikhail Aleksandrovich
  • Sholokhov, Mikhail Aleksandrovich
  • Stalin, Joseph
  • Authors, Russian
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adult
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Stalin's scribe : literature, ambition, and survival : the life of Mikhail Sholokhov, Brian Boeck
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 388 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
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regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781681778747
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(hardcover)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • 473022
  • (HPL)322472
  • 473022
Label
Stalin's scribe : literature, ambition, and survival : the life of Mikhail Sholokhov, Brian Boeck
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 388 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781681778747
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 473022
  • (HPL)322472
  • 473022

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