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Octobriana and the Russian Underground

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Octobriana, a kind of Russian Barbarella is the spirit of the October Revolution, she became the heroine of an illegal magazine, secretly printed and circulated by hand in a number of Universities-composed of "samizdat" material smuggled out of the former Soviet Union, rarely seen collection of Soviet Underground dissent and resistance, many nude female illustrations.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published 1971 by Harper & Row
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Kristianne
Sep 25, 2016 added it
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Welcome to the latest adventure of the BowieBookClub.com wherein we read this supposed history of a supposed underground soviet comic but learn that it is all a sham. Gasp! Plus, we say "buxom" as often as possible.
Buxom Octobriana
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May 31, 2016 marked it as to-read
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Thurston Hunger
Mar 27, 2016 rated it liked it
Honestly I didn't make it through the entire book, but the meme is pretty cool to be aware of , and the artwork and developing mythology of Octobriana is if not revolutionary, pretty fascinating. I should have been online while reading and did more of a where-are-they-now parallel search.

Overall it reminded me a little of being a late teen and reading up on Aleister Crowley by way of being zapped by Led Zep. Even at that age I felt like all the magick and mysticism was like the soft-focus on bou
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