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A voice from the chorus

Author: Abram Tert︠s︡
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1976.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Andrei Sinyavsky, who writes under the pseudonym of Abram Tertz, has been called by Saul Bellow "one of the most intelligent, most original, and most brilliant of contemporary writers". A noted Russian dissident, he was incarcerated from 1966 to 1971 in Soviet forced labor camps for allowing some of his most satirical writings to be smuggled out of Russia and published in the West. This extraordinary literary work  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations into English
Biography
Diaries
Imprisonment
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tert︠s︡, Abram, 1925-1997.
Voice from the chorus.
New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1976
(OCoLC)567805931
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Abram Tert︠s︡
ISBN: 0374285004 9780374285005
OCLC Number: 2091566
Notes: Translation of Golos iz khora.
Description: xxiii, 328 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Golos iz khora.
Responsibility: Abram Tertz (Andrei Sinyavsky) ; translated from the Russian by Kyril FitzLyon and Max Hayward ; with an introd. by Max Hayward.

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Andrei Sinyavsky, who writes under the pseudonym of Abram Tertz, has been called by Saul Bellow "one of the most intelligent, most original, and most brilliant of contemporary writers". A noted Russian dissident, he was incarcerated from 1966 to 1971 in Soviet forced labor camps for allowing some of his most satirical writings to be smuggled out of Russia and published in the West. This extraordinary literary work is Sinyavsky's prison memoir. Based on letters to his wife, the diary includes Sinyavsky's meditations on religion, sex, art, literature, and myths - the inner world to which he removed himself to escape from the degradation of prison. Interjected into these thoughts, however, are random snatches of prisoners' conversations - a "chorus" of their tales, legends, songs, and curses that evoke the horror and spiritual desolation of their existence. The result is at once an oblique evocation of prison life, a celebration of literature and art, and a tribute to the endurance of the human spirit. Originally published in 1976, A Voice from the Chorus is now available with a new preface from the author.

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