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Second volume of the book reviewed here It covers "Solaris", "The mirror" and "Stalker" and bears all the dismal downsides of the first volume: even pumped up a little bit antisemitic rants (which is still weird) and clumsy commentaries in-between in ...more
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Very detailed overview of antisemitic campaign, launched during last years of Stalin's reign.
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