First UK edition (1971) second printing 1972. Hardcover in full cloth with DJ. Condition as new, square tight and crisp book, no markings of any kind, no names no underlinings no highlights no bent pages, Not a reminder. DJ very good, small tears and chips along edges, Price Not clipped. 8vo, 448 pages. N° de réf. du libraire
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Présentation de l'éditeur:
'Suddently, at about one o'clock in the morning, there was a sharp, unbearably explicit knock on the door. 'They've come for Osip', I said'.
In 1933 the poet Osip Mandelstam- friend to Boris Pasternak and Anna Akhmatova- wrote a spirited satire denouncing Josef Stalin. It proved to be a sixteen-line death sentence. For his one act of defiance he was arrested by the Cheka, the secret police, interrogated, exiled and eventually re-arrested. He died en route to one of Stalin's labour camps.
His wife, Nadezhda (1899-1980) was with him on both occasions when he was arrested, and she loyally accompanied him into exile in the Urals, where he wrote his last great poems. Although his mind had been unbalanced by his ordeal in prison, his spirit remained unbroken. Eager to solve 'the Mandelstam problem', the Soviet authorities invited the couple to stay in a rest home near Moscow. Nadezhda saw it as an opportunity for her husband to mend his shattered life, but it was a trap and he was arrested for the last time.
'My case will never be closed', Osip once said, and it is mostly through the courageous efforts of Nadezhda that his memory has been preserved. Hope against Hope, her first volume of memoirs, is a vivid and disturbing account of her last four years with her husband, the efforts she made to secure his release, to rescue his manuscripts from oblivion, and later, tragically, to discover the truth about his mysterious death. It is also a harrowing, first-hand account of how Stalin and his henchmen persecuted Russia's literary intelligentsia in the 1930s and beyond.
Nadezhda Mandelstam spent most of the Second World War in Tashkent, living with her friend Akhmatova. Only in 1964 was she at last granted permission to return to Moscow. Here she began Hope against Hope, and later Hope Abandoned, the two memoirs of her life.
Titre : Hope Against Hope: A Memoir
Éditeur : Collins & Harvill Press
Date d'édition : 1972
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : As New
Edition : 1st UK edition
Description du livre Collins & Harvill Press, 1961. Etat : Good. First UK Printing. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du vendeur GRP12468755
Description du livre Hardback. Etat : Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. N° de réf. du vendeur GOR001227431
Description du livre Collins & Harvill Press, 1972. Hardcover. Etat : Good. Etat de la jaquette : Fair. reprint. jacket is worn, creased and chipped. edge wear and knocking on boards. foxing and marks. sticker residue. sound binding. fairly good copy.[S.K]. N° de réf. du vendeur bqdd
Description du livre HarperCollins Distribution Services, London, 1971. Hardcover. Etat : Very Good. 1st Edition. 1973 reprint. N° de réf. du vendeur 011618
Description du livre Collins Harvill, 1971. Hardcover. Etat : Fair. Etat de la jaquette : Fair. jacket is worn, torn and creased. edge wear and knocking on boards. light foxing and marks. ownership inscription. well bound. fair copy.[S.K]. N° de réf. du vendeur bwbr
Description du livre Collins & Harvill Press, 1971. Etat : UsedAcceptable. book. N° de réf. du vendeur M0002625016_4
Description du livre Collins & Harvill Press, 1961. Hardcover. Etat : Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. N° de réf. du vendeur P020002625016
Description du livre Collins & Harvill Press, 1961. Hardcover. Etat : Like New. Almost new condition. N° de réf. du vendeur P010002625016
Description du livre Collins & Harvill Press, 1961. Hardcover. Etat : New. Never used!. N° de réf. du vendeur P110002625016
Description du livre Collins & Harvill Press, 1961. Hardcover. Etat : New. Brand New!. N° de réf. du vendeur VIB0002625016