Hope Against Hope

1970, Author Nadezhda Mandelstam.

If you want to love a people you have to learn to weep over their tragedies. This book takes us into the heart of the Soviet tragedy through the life and struggles of Osip Mandelstam and his wife. They were hounded by the authorities until he was eventually taken to the gula

If you want insight in to the terror of despotism and totalitarianism this book will give it. The fear of life under Stalin is palpable.

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