Diaries of Georgy Efron, August 1942-august 1943 (the Tashkent Period)

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This work is a translation of Georgy Efron, the son of one of Russia’s greatest twentieth-century poets, Maria Tsvetaeva.


“This book is a story of a tragic moment in Russian history and that of a very gifted and miserable young person in its midst, with nobody to love and protect him.” – Veronique Lossky

“. . . will rouse interest comparable to the publication of The Diary of Anne Frank." – Prof. Nina Perlina, Indiana University

“Zaslavsky captures the youthful voice of brave, yet terrified teenager who at times, particularly in his digressions on the literary value of the books he constantly reads, sounds like the erudite man he could have become if his life had not been cut short by war.”– Prof. John Bartle, Hamilton College

"Zaslavsky's translation will be of interest to everyone who studies Soviet cultural developments under Stalin. It illustrates well the growing disillusionment with the regime among Soviet intellectuals who writings anticipated many developments of the Thaw period." -- Prof. Alexandra Smith, University of Edinburgh

Table of Contents

Translator’s Note
G. Efron’s Tashkent Diaries
Tashkent Sketches
August 28 – September 2, 1942
Diary #13
January 3 – February 18, 1943
Diary #14
February 20 – April 9, 1943
Diary #15
April 16 – May 11, 1943
Diary #16
May 16 – June 16, 1943
Diary #17
June 18 – August 25, 1943
Editors’ Selected Commentary
Bibliography Index 149

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