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Scammell, Michael

Works: 65 works in 249 publications in 3 languages and 7,278 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  History  Sources  Short stories, Russian  Fictional autobiographies  Personal narratives  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Interviewee, Correspondent
Classifications: PG3476.N3, 891.73
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Publications about Michael Scammell
Publications by Michael Scammell
Most widely held works about Michael Scammell
  • Koestler by Michael Scammell( Sound Recording )
Most widely held works by Michael Scammell
Solzhenitsyn : a biography by Michael Scammell( Book )
27 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,123 libraries worldwide
Maps on lining papers. A biography of the Russian novelist who wrote "The Gulag Archipelago" and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature
The gift : a novel by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )
28 editions published between 1963 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,150 libraries worldwide
Fyodor Godunov-Cherdyntsev, an impoverished poet, seeks fame in the phantasmic world of Berlin in the 1920's
Russia's other writers : selections from Samizdat literature by Michael Scammell( Book )
20 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 833 libraries worldwide
Koestler : the literary and political odyssey of a twentieth-century skeptic by Michael Scammell( Book )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 821 libraries worldwide
The first authorized biography of one of the most influential and controversial intellectuals of the twentieth century, based on new research and full access to its subject's papers. Best known as the creator of the classic anti-Communist novel Darkness at Noon, Koestler is here revealed as a man whose personal life was as astonishing as his literary accomplishments. The young Hungarian Jew whose experience of anti-Semitism and devotion to Zionism provoked him to move to Palestine; the foreign correspondent who risked his life from the North Pole to Franco's Spain; the committed Communist for whom the brutal truth of Stalin's show trials inspired the angry novel that became an instant classic in 1940; the escape from occupied France by joining the Foreign Legion and his bluffing his way illegally to England, where his controversial 1943 novel Arrival and Departure was the first to portray Hitler's Final Solution. Scammell also gives a full account of the author's voluminous writings, making the case that the autobiographies and essays are fit to stand beside Darkness at Noon as works of lasting literary value.--From publisher description
The defense by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )
44 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 587 libraries worldwide
As a young boy, Luzhin was unattractive, distracted, withdrawn, sullen--an enigma to his parents and an object of ridicule to his classmates. He takes up chess as a refuge from the anxiety of his everyday life. His talent is prodigious and he rises to the rank of grandmaster--but at a cost: in Luzhin' s obsessive mind, the game of chess gradually supplants the world of reality. His own world falls apart during a crucial championship match, when the intricate defense he has devised withers under his opponent's unexpected and unpredictable lines of assault
The Solzhenitsyn files : secret Soviet documents reveal one man's fight against the monolith ( Book )
8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 512 libraries worldwide
Cities and years : a novel by Konstantin Fedin( Book )
2 editions published between 1962 and 1993 in English and held by 250 libraries worldwide
Petrovka 38 by I︠U︡lian Semenov( Book )
1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 225 libraries worldwide
"The first thriller out of Russia"--Jacket
Nothing is lost : selected poems by Edvard Kocbek( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
Koestler : the indispensable intellectual by Michael Scammell( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
From award-winning author Michael Scammell comes the first authorised biography of Arthur Koestler
Childhood, boyhood and youth by Leo Tolstoy( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
This semiautobiographical trilogy established Tolstoy's reputation in Russia as a major writer. This edition includes newly commissioned endnotes
La Letteratura contemporanea nell'Europa dell'Est ( Book )
10 editions published in 1977 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 43 libraries worldwide
My testimony by Anatoliĭ Marchenko( Book )
7 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Unofficial art from the Soviet Union by Igor Golomshtok( Book )
7 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 21 libraries worldwide
A biography by Michael Scammell( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
From under the rubble by Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit︠s︡yn( Book )
4 editions published between 1975 and 1989 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Soviet art in exile by Igor Golomshtok( Book )
3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Ogenj v ustih by Dane Zajc( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 in Slovenian and held by 6 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Michael Scammell British writer
Scammel, Michael
English (167)
Italian (8)
Slovenian (1)
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