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Unforgiving Years by Victor Serge
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Jun 16, 12

Read from June 02 to 16, 2012

This is a stunning book which is beautifully crafted and translated. The introduction (And the extracted blurb on the rear cover) do not necessarily set the reader up to the best enjoy the undoubted challenge of reading it. Yes, it is a difficult read in parts; and yes it is symphonic in scale and structure.

But this is not a book about D or Daria, so why they are set up in the introduction as the principals is beyond me and perhaps explains why some reviewers did not become immediately enraptured by the flow of the book.

I thought it was beautifully structured, but it helped to convince myself before starting that each of the 4 'movements' would be only loosely connected by characters.

I have not read Tulayev yet, but its on the shelf and I'll bump it forward in the queue.

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