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Scammell, Michael

Works: 74 works in 278 publications in 3 languages and 7,806 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Biographies  History  Sources  Autobiographies  Short stories, Russian  Juvenile works  Personal narratives  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Interviewee, Correspondent
Classifications: PG3476.N3, B
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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 )
29 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,065 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 )
29 editions published between 1963 and 2001 in English and held by 1,132 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 held by 817 libraries worldwide
Koestler : the literary and political odyssey of a twentieth-century skeptic by Michael Scammell( Book )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 799 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 )
47 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 630 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 unpredictabke lines of assault
The Solzhenitsyn files : secret Soviet documents reveal one man's fight against the monolith ( Book )
9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 507 libraries worldwide
"This book presents, for the first time in English, files kept by the Soviet leadership on the writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn. The documents collected here originated at the highest levels of Soviet Communism - the Politburo, the KGB, the Foreign Ministry, the Secretariat of the Central Committee."--BOOK JACKET. "Arranged in strictly chronological order, they tell the story of an epic hero from the point of view of his antagonists. As early success during Khrushchev's "Thaw" gives way to the manuscript confiscations and escalating scrutiny of the Brezhnev years, harassment and surveillance become a way of life and events move with a gathering inevitability. The awarding of the Nobel Prize, the crisis surrounding The Gulag Archipelago, and ultimate expulsion and life in exile are only the great crescendos in a sinister symphony of secrets."--BOOK JACKET. "The Solzhenitsyn Files is a monumental contribution to political and cultural history. Solzhenitsyn has long towered over the world literary landscape, and his unique stature derives in large part from the moral struggle that gives his work the weight of prophetic utterance. Now the reader may share the inner councils of those whose oppressive system gave this writer his subject, and whose unrelenting attacks provoked him to greatness."--BOOK JACKET
Cities and years : a novel by Konstantin Fedin( Book )
3 editions published between 1962 and 1993 in English and held by 241 libraries worldwide
Petrovka 38 by I︠U︡lian Semenov( Book )
1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 216 libraries worldwide
"The first thriller out of Russia"--Jacket
Nothing is lost : selected poems by Edvard Kocbek( Book )
7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 169 libraries worldwide
This is the first comprehensive English-language collection of verse by the most celebrated Slovenian poet of modern times and one of Europe's most notable postwar poets, Edvard Kocbek (1904-1981). The selections introduce the reader to the full spectrum of Kocbek's long and distinguished career, starting with the pantheist and expressionist nature poems of his early period and continuing through the politically engaged poetry written during and after World War II, to the philosophical and metaphysical meditations of his fecund late period. Readers will be struck by the originality and freshness of Kocbek's sinewy and intense vision, rendered into fluid and idiomatic English by two experienced translators. The Slovenian texts appear on the facing pages. The opening stanza of "Moon with a Halo" The man beside me was killed.He had a mother who bore himand a father who made him toys,he had a brother and a playful uncleand a little girl with blond braids,he had a wooden cart and a wooden horse,a trunkful of colored dreamsand a brook where he used to fish
Koestler : the indispensable intellectual by Michael Scammell( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
From award-winning author Michael Scammell comes the first authorised biography of Arthur Koestler
Childhood, boyhood and youth by Leo Tolstoy( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 116 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 45 libraries worldwide
My testimony by Anatoliĭ Marchenko( Book )
6 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Beschrijving van het verblijf in een Russisch gevangenkamp in de jaren 1960-'66
To build a castle : my life as a dissenter by Vladimir Konstantinovich Bukovskiĭ( Book )
5 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
From under the rubble by Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit︠s︡yn( Book )
5 editions published between 1975 and 1989 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
"Alexander Solzhenitsyn and six dissident colleagues joined in the mid-seventies to write this book, which surely remains the most extraordinary debate of a nation's future published in modern times. Shattering a half-century of silence, From Under the Rubble constitutes a devastating attack on the Soviet regime, a moral indictment of the liberal West, and a Christian manifesto calling for a new society - one whose dominant values would be spiritual rather than economic. Personally edited by the Nobel Prize-winning author, fired by his own substantial contributions, From Under the Rubble articulates Solzhenitsyn's most fervent call to action. His daring, and the remarkable courage of his colleagues, is testament to the seriousness of their demand for a revolution in which one does not kill one's enemies, but in which one puts oneself in danger for the sake of a nation'" -- book cover
A biography by Michael Scammell( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Soviet art in exile by Igor Golomshtok( Book )
4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Ogenj v ustih by Dane Zajc( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 in Slovenian and held by 6 libraries worldwide
My testimony. Translated by Michael Scammell by Anatoliĭ Marchenko( Book )
2 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Michael Scammell British writer
Michael Scammell écrivain britannique
Michael Scammell escritor británico
Michael Scammell scriitor britanic
Scammel, Michael
English (185)
Italian (8)
Slovenian (1)
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