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by Victor Erlich

Free eBook Child of a Turbulent Century (Jewish Lives) download ISBN: 0810123517
Author: Victor Erlich
Publisher: Northwestern University Press; 1 edition (August 22, 2006)
Language: English
Pages: 240
Category: Biography and Memoir
Subcategory: Historical
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Victor Erlich was a distinguished literary critic and the Bensinger Professor Emeritus of Russian Literature at Yale University.

Victor Erlich was a distinguished literary critic and the Bensinger Professor Emeritus of Russian Literature at Yale University. Erlich's grandfather, the legendary Jewish historian Simon Dubnov, was felled in December 1941 by a Nazi bullet; his father, Henryk Erlich, a leader of the Jewish Bund and a prominent figure in Russian and Polish socialism, took his life in Stalin's prison in May 1942.

Victor Erlich was born in 1914, at the threshold of what the great Russian poet Anna Akhmatova called "the real twentieth century," in Petrograd, a place indelibly marked by that century's violent dislocations and upheavals

Victor Erlich was born in 1914, at the threshold of what the great Russian poet Anna Akhmatova called "the real twentieth century," in Petrograd, a place indelibly marked by that century's violent dislocations and upheavals.

Child of a Turbulent Century. Northwestern University Press, 2006. Erlich’s father, Henryk Erlich, also met a terrible end. He was a Jewish socialist leader who took his own life in one of Stalin’s prisons in May 1942. Such a tragic history has its precedents in 19th century Russia, as well as the 20th century orgy of World Wars I and II. Erlich was born in 1914, on the eve of World War I, in Saint Petersburg, then still called Petrograd and later still, Leningrad- an entire history in a name. Reading Erlich’s memoir is to experience history through him - from the Russian Revolution to the present.

Child of a Turbulent Century book. Child of a Turbulent Century (Jewish Lives). 0810123509 (ISBN13: 9780810123502). Victor Erlich was born in 1914, at the threshold of what the. Victor Erlich was born in 1914, at the threshold of what the great Russian poet Anna Akhmatova called "the real twentieth century," in Petrograd, a place indelibly marked by that century's violent dislocations and upheavals.

Erlich's grandfather, the legendary Jewish historian Simon Dubnov, was felled in December 1941 by a Nazi bullet; his father, Henryk Erlich, a leader of the Jewish Bund and a prominent figure in Russian and Polish socialism, took his life in Stalin's prison in May 1942. To read about Erlich's life growing up at the intersection of the century's darkest currents is to experience history firsthand from the Russian Revolution to the end of the Second World War - and to know what it truly is to be a child of the century.

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Author of Russian formalism, Child of a Turbulent Century (Jewish Lives), The Double Image, For Wiktor Weintraub, El formalismo ruso, Gogolʹ and Kafka, For Wiktor Weintraub, Russian formalism.

Erlich's grandfather, the legendary Jewish historian Simon Dubnov, was felled in December 1941 by a Nazi bullet .

Victor Erlich was born in 1914, at the threshold of what the great Russian poet Anna Akhmatova called "the real twentieth century," in Petrograd, a place indelibly marked by that century's violent dislocations and upheavals. His story, begun on the eve of the First World War and taking him through Russia, Poland, Lithuania, Germany, and the U. S. Army, is in many ways a memoir of that "real twentieth century," reflecting its lethal nature and shaped by the "fearful symmetry" of the age of totalitarianism. Erlich's grandfather, the legendary Jewish historian Simon Dubnov, was felled in December 1941 by a Nazi bullet; his father, Henryk Erlich, a leader of the Jewish Bund and a prominent figure in Russian and Polish socialism, took his life in Stalin's prison in May 1942. To read about Erlich's life growing up at the intersection of the century's darkest currents is to experience history firsthand from the Russian Revolution to the end of the Second World War-and to know what it truly is to be a child of the century.Erlich conjures up what it was like to be a Bundist, the intensity of Socialist life at the time, the thinking after the Nazi invasion of Poland-before the pact between Hitler and Stalin became apparent. Figures such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Wendel Wilkie, Marc and Bella Chagall make appearances, as well as the famous logician Tarski, flunking Erlich in math. Throughout, despite the darkness, even the horror, of much of what he describes, the author maintains the beguiling tone and the warm manner of one who has reached the new millennium with rare and hard-won insight into the human comedy of his time.