Manuscripts Don t Burn Book

Manuscripts Don t Burn


  • Author : J.A.E. Curtis
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Date : 2013-01-28
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781408842010

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The Russian playwright and novelist Mikhail Bulgakov (1891 - 1940) is now widely acknowledged as one of the giants of twentieth-century Soviet literature, ranking with such luminaries as Pasternak and Solzhenitsyn. In his own lifetime, however, a casualty of Stalinist repression, he was scarcely published at all, and his plays reached the stage only with huge difficulty. His greatest masterpiece, The Master and Margarita, a novel written in the 1930s in complete secrecy, largely at night, did not appear in print until more than a quarter of a century after his death. It has since become a worldwide bestseller. In Manuscripts Don't Burn, J.A.E. Curtis has collated the fruits of eleven years of research to produce a fascinating chronicle of Bulgakov's life, using a mass of exciting new material - much of which has never been published before. In particular, she is the only Westerner to have been granted access to either Bulgakov's or his wife Yelena Sergeyevna's diaries, which record in vivid detail the nightmarish precariousness of life during the Stalinist purges. J.A.E Curtis combines these diaries with extracts from letters to and from Bulgakov and with her own illuminating commentary to create a lively and highly readable account. Her vast collection of Bulgakov's correspondence is unparalleled even in the USSR, and she draws on it judiciously to include letters addressed directly to Stalin, in which Bulgakov's pleads to be allowed to emigrate; letters to his sisters and to his brother in Paris whom he did not see for twenty years; intimate notes to his second and third wives; and letters to and from well-known writers such as Gorky and Zamyatin. Manuscripts Don't Burn provides a forceful and compelling insight into the pressures of day-to-day existence for a man fighting persecution in order to make a career as a writer in Stalinist Russia.

Manuscripts Don t Burn Book

Manuscripts Don t Burn


  • Author : Mikhail Bulgakov
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Date : 2012-08-28
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9781468301397

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In Manuscripts Don't Burn the title a line from his famous novel, J.A. E. Curtis presents a gripping chronicle of Bulgakov's life, using as source material, among other documents, a partial copy of one of his diaries which was presumed lost and uncovered decades later in the KGB’s archives. That diary and those of his third wife record the nightmarish precariousness of life during the Stalinist purges. Also included are letters to Stalin, in which Bulgakov pleads to be allowed to emigrate; letters to his siblings; intimate notes to his second and third wives; and letters to and from other writers such as Gorky and Zamyatin.

The Master and Margarita Book
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The Master and Margarita


  • Author : Mikhail Bulgakov
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic
  • Date : 1967
  • Category : 31254046232720Jerusalem
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN : UOM:39015002522491

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Introduction by Simon Franklin; Translation by Michael Glenny "From the Hardcover edition."

Autographs Don   t Burn Book

Autographs Don t Burn


  • Author : Vera Tsareva-Brauner
  • Publisher : Academic Studies PRess
  • Date : 2020-11-03
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Pages : 179
  • ISBN : 9781644694343

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This book sprang from three handwritten lines by Ivan Bunin, Russia’s first winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Found inside a first edition of Mitya’s Love, they led to the discovery of one of the largest corpora of letters written to Ivan and Vera Bunin by two people whose lives and legacy had been, until now, forgotten. These letters are now in the Russian Archive in Leeds (RAL), and are published here for the first time. The book also focuses on memory and history in its purest form, as narrated by witnesses who lived through the most tragic century in Russian history. Their stories involve Grand Dukes, Russian literary and political giants, as well as one of the architects of the Gulag, and show how these lives intertwined. It also sheds new light on the life and works of Chekhov, Gorky, A. Tolstoy, and Bunin.

Burning the Books Book
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Burning the Books


  • Author : Richard Ovenden
  • Publisher : Belknap Press
  • Date : 2020-11-17
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780674241206

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Libraries preserve the knowledge and ideas on which rights depend; no wonder they are so often attacked. Richard Ovenden tells the history of this deliberate destruction of knowledge--from library burnings to digital attacks and contemporary underfunding--and makes a passionate plea for the importance of these threatened institutions.

The Library Book Book
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The Library Book


  • Author : Susan Orlean
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Date : 2019-10-01
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781476740195

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Susan Orlean’s bestseller and New York Times Notable Book is “a sheer delight…as rich in insight and as varied as the treasures contained on the shelves in any local library” (USA TODAY)—a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution and an investigation into one of its greatest mysteries. “Everybody who loves books should check out The Library Book” (The Washington Post). On the morning of April 28, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. The fire was disastrous: it reached two thousand degrees and burned for more than seven hours. By the time it was extinguished, it had consumed four hundred thousand books and damaged seven hundred thousand more. Investigators descended on the scene, but more than thirty years later, the mystery remains: Did someone purposefully set fire to the library—and if so, who? Weaving her lifelong love of books and reading into an investigation of the fire, award-winning New Yorker reporter and New York Times bestselling author Susan Orlean delivers a “delightful…reflection on the past, present, and future of libraries in America” (New York magazine) that manages to tell the broader story of libraries and librarians in a way that has never been done before. In the “exquisitely written, consistently entertaining” (The New York Times) The Library Book, Orlean chronicles the LAPL fire and its aftermath to showcase the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives; delves into the evolution of libraries; brings each department of the library to vivid life; studies arson and attempts to burn a copy of a book herself; and reexamines the case of Harry Peak, the blond-haired actor long suspected of setting fire to the LAPL more than thirty years ago. “A book lover’s dream…an ambitiously researched, elegantly written book that serves as a portal into a place of history, drama, culture, and stories” (Star Tribune, Minneapolis), Susan Orlean’s thrilling journey through the stacks reve

Manuscripts Don t Burn Book

Manuscripts Don t Burn


  • Author : Mikhail Bulgakov
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 1991
  • Category :
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : OCLC:1124571129

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The Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu Book
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The Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu


  • Author : Joshua Hammer
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Date : 2016-04-19
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781476777405

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Describes how a group of Timbuktu librarians enacted a daring plan to smuggle the city's great collection of rare Islamic manuscripts away from the threat of destruction at the hands of Al Qaeda militants to the safety of southern Mali.

Cloud Cuckoo Land  Large Print Edition  Book
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Cloud Cuckoo Land Large Print Edition


  • Author : Anthony Doerr
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Date : 2021-09-28
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 1152
  • ISBN : 9781982189679

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Follows four young dreamers and outcasts through time and space, from 1453 Constantinople to the future, as they discover resourcefulness and hope amidst peril.

Fahrenheit 451 Book
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Fahrenheit 451


  • Author : Ray Bradbury
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 1968
  • Category : Book burning
  • Pages : 147
  • ISBN : 067187229X

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A fireman in charge of burning books meets a revolutionary school teacher who dares to read. Depicts a future world in which all printed reading material is burned.

The Master and Margarita Book

The Master and Margarita


  • Author : Mikhail Bulgakov
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Date : 2017-04-08
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 405
  • ISBN : 9781365880056

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The Master and Margarita (Russian: Ма́стер и Маргари́та) is a novel by Mikhail Bulgakov, written between 1928 and 1940, but unpublished in book form until 1967. The story concerns a visit by the devil to the fervently atheistic Soviet Union. Many critics consider it to be one of the best novels of the 20th century, as well as the foremost of Soviet satires.

Burn This Book Book
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Burn This Book


  • Author : Toni Morrison
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Date : 2009-05-12
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9780061878817

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Published in conjunction with the PEN American Center, Burn This Book is a powerful collection of essays that explore the meaning of censorship and the power of literature to inform the way we see the world, and ourselves.

The Library of the Unwritten Book
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The Library of the Unwritten


  • Author : A. J. Hackwith
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Date : 2019-10-01
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781984806383

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In the first book in a brilliant new fantasy series, books that aren't finished by their authors reside in the Library of the Unwritten in Hell, and it is up to the Librarian to track down any restless characters who emerge from those unfinished stories. Many years ago, Claire was named Head Librarian of the Unwritten Wing-- a neutral space in Hell where all the stories unfinished by their authors reside. Her job consists mainly of repairing and organizing books, but also of keeping an eye on restless stories that risk materializing as characters and escaping the library. When a Hero escapes from his book and goes in search of his author, Claire must track and capture him with the help of former muse and current assistant Brevity and nervous demon courier Leto. But what should have been a simple retrieval goes horrifyingly wrong when the terrifyingly angelic Ramiel attacks them, convinced that they hold the Devil's Bible. The text of the Devil's Bible is a powerful weapon in the power struggle between Heaven and Hell, so it falls to the librarians to find a book with the power to reshape the boundaries between Heaven, Hell….and Earth.

The Story of Ferdinand Book
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The Story of Ferdinand


  • Author : Munro Leaf
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Date : 1977-06-30
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN : 9780451479020

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A true classic with a timeless message! All the other bulls run, jump, and butt their heads together in fights. Ferdinand, on the other hand, would rather sit and smell the flowers. So what will happen when Ferdinand is picked for the bullfights in Madrid? The Story of Ferdinand has inspired, enchanted, and provoked readers ever since it was first published in 1936 for its message of nonviolence and pacifism. In WWII times, Adolf Hitler ordered the book burned in Nazi Germany, while Joseph Stalin, the leader of the Soviet Union, granted it privileged status as the only non-communist children's book allowed in Poland. The preeminent leader of Indian nationalism and civil rights, Mahatma Gandhi—whose nonviolent and pacifistic practices went on to inspire Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.—even called it his favorite book. The story was adapted by Walt Disney into a short animated film entitled Ferdinand the Bull in 1938. Ferdinand the Bull won the 1938 Academy Award for Best Short Subject (Cartoons).

Sofia Petrovna Book
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Sofia Petrovna


  • Author : Lidii͡a Korneevna Chukovskai͡a
  • Publisher : Northwestern University Press
  • Date : 1994
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN : 0810111500

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Sofia Petrovna is Lydia Chukovskaya's fictional account of the Great Purge. Sofia is a Soviet Everywoman, a doctor's widow who works as a typist in a Leningrad publishing house. When her beloved son is caught up in the maelstrom of the purge, she joins the long lines of women outside the prosecutor's office, hoping against hope for good news. Confronted with a world that makes no moral sense, Sofia goes mad, a madness which manifests itself in delusions little different from the lies those around her tell every day to protect themselves. Sofia Petrovna offers a rare and vital record of Stalin's Great Purges.