The Resource Angels on the head of a pin: : a novel, (ebook)

Angels on the head of a pin: : a novel, (ebook)

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Angels on the head of a pin: : a novel
Title
Angels on the head of a pin:
Title remainder
a novel
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Language
eng
Summary
In this contemporary Russian classic, a samizdat document arrives at a Soviet newspaper headquarters with unimaginable consequences. Angels on the Head of a Pin is set in Moscow in the late 1960s, at a time when Khrushchev-era liberalization is being threatened by the return to personality cult and repression following the Soviet intervention in Czechoslovakia. The editor-in-chief of the organ of the Communist Party collapses with a heart attack outside the Central Committee building. This is partly brought on by the appearance of a samizdat manuscript on his desk that leads to his anguishing over who left it there and what to do with it to avoid falling victim to the malevolence its content is likely to unleash. The solution lies with Yakov Rappoport, an ageing and cynical Jewish veteran of the war and two spells in the Gulag, the author of not only the obnoxious popular campaigns sponsored by the newspaper (and all its letters to the editor) but of every speech that gets made in public by the principals of the regime as well. His efforts to help his stricken editor, as well as the novel's star-crossed lovers, lead to a hallucinatory climax
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Midwest
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1933-2008
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Druzhnikov, I͡Uriĭ
Dewey number
891.7344
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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UNESCO collection of representative works
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Moscow (Russia)
Target audience
adult
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Angels on the head of a pin: : a novel, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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9780720616057
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(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11570685
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remote
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11570685
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MWT11570685
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Angels on the head of a pin: : a novel, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780720616057
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11570685
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11570685
System control number
MWT11570685
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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