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The Confessions of a Little Man During Great Days (1917)

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This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature. Kessinger ...more
Hardcover, 250 pages
Published September 10th 2010 by Kessinger Publishing (first published December 7th 2009)
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The Confessions is the fictitious diary of a bank worker in Petrograd (St. Petersburg) during World War I and Germany's eastward push. Dementev's age protects him from being drafted and he wants to remain guarded against the popular enthusiasm of the war. His resistance to the wave of patriotism sweeping all others around him is admirable and he gives good enough reasons for it even though they are doomed to be misunderstood by others around him. However, his defenses soon break down as the Germ ...more
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Leonid Nikolayevich Andreyev (Russian: Леонид Николаевич Андреев; 1871-1919) was a Russian playwright and short-story writer who led the Expressionist movement in the national literature. He was active between the revolution of 1905 and the Communist revolution which finally overthrew the Tsarist government. His first story published was About a Poor Student, a narrative based upon his own experi ...more