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4.43  ·  Rating details ·  149 ratings  ·  16 reviews
"И возвращается ветер..."- книга воспоминаний одного из самых известных советских диссидентов Владимира Буковского.

Ученый, писатель и общественный деятель провел в спецбольницах, тюрьмах и лагерях больше десяти лет. В 1976 году советские власти обменяли его на лидера чилийских коммунистов Луиса Корвалана, и с тех пор он живет в Кембридже, Англия.

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Published January 1st 2007 by Захаров (first published January 1st 1978)
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Pavel Tyan
May 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All my illusions about nice and quiet life in USSR were finally broken. It's all about those thing that couldn't be caught by little boy's mind. Highly recommended as a drug of choice in case of "Back in USSR"-exacerbations.
Mikhail Dubov
Apr 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An amazing book telling the story of protest in the USSR. Everyone should read it at least once.
C.H.E. Sadaphal
Aug 06, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
TBAC details the arduous journey of a perpetual dissident in the former Soviet Union. Mr. Bukovsky begins to revolt against the state apparatus at an early age, and soon finds himself spending more time in jail than as a free man. Such pressure and extraordinary stress would cause most people to fold or have a nervous breakdown, but the author ironically seems to get stronger the more he is persecuted. He accomplishes this by "building a castle" or formalizing a concrete mental resolve/roadmap/d ...more
Elizabeth Childs
This is my favorite book. I've read it over and over again. Although it is a book about the horror of political repression under communism, it gives me great spiritual comfort, because it is a story of moral triumph.

To Build a Castle is the story of Soviet dissident Vladimir Bukovsky. He was born in Russia during World War II, and he was raised to view Stalin as a benevolent God. But as a teenager, he learned the truth – that Stalin was a monster. The moral injury of this revelation defined Buko
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Mary Pat
Jan 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing book, chronicling Bukovsky's run-in with the absurdities that kept the Soviet Union afloat for a while. Specifically exposes the abuse of psychiatric diagnoses for imprisoning/abusing political targets. I am a child of the 1980s, so Bukovsky's narrative is of an earlier Soviet Union that is forgotten by many. Just as Nazi era narratives are important, this is very important for people to read to know what it was like to be an individual caught up in the machinery of the Soviet Union.

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Akiva
Jan 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a pretty interesting memoir of a Soviet dissident (who was eventually deported for being a trouble maker)! He talks about his experiences in a psychiatric hospital (which was a thing they did with a lot of dissidents), in prison, in a work camp, on trial, and as an agitator.

He has what struck me as an odd style. Most of the time it reads like he is telling you a funny anecdote only he is talking about some horrible thing that happened to him. The interesting part to me was how he was of
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Vottaq
Nov 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
До последнего абзаца захватывает и тревожит все рецепторы. Читаешь и сравниваешь действительность сорокалетней давности и современную - и не видишь разницы. Та же власть, те же методы, люди с тем же менталитетом, такое же расслоение общества на "паханов" с шайками и "мужиков"...
Ike
Jul 18, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you love dissidents, then this is your book.
Todd
Dec 19, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Overall very readable and worthwhile. Bukovsky was an intellectual born during World War II and coming of age in the Khrushchev thaw. He was not one of those looking to save Communism, give it a human face, or restore it to some preceding orthodoxy (Lenin, Marx, etc.). He objected to Communism in its entirety and decided he was not going to support it, even by passively going along with it. He ends up in league with another dissident who coached Bukovsky (and others) to stand up for their rights ...more
Lara Biyuts
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book “To Build a Castle: My Life as a Dissenter” (1978) is on my shelf, at home, in Russian, with the title И возвращается ветер… (“And the Wind Returns…”, the Biblical famous allusion.) I read the book in 1990, and at that very time I was so impressed with the book’s style and the author’s manner of writing that I regarded it as one of masterpieces of non-fiction literature. Written by Mr Bukovsky the well-known Soviet dissident, who had spent years in Gulag, the book of memoirs is written ...more
Geraldine
According to my diary it was 'just so gripping'
Oleksandr Petrenko
Feb 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Очень жутко становится от того что во время чтения постоянно ловишь себя на мысли, что события и реалии государственного устоя, что имели место быть 60 годах все еще актуальны для нашего времени (2014). Мое чтение книги, как раз пришло на то время когда Украина борется со своим бандитским режимом и если провести параллели между тем что писал Владимир Буковский то можно сделать вывод что в Украине не просто бандитская власть это все та же власть чекистов что была и в 60, 70, 80 годах. Всю ту гран ...more
Tess
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Stupendo! L’URSS degli anni ‘60-‘70, la realtà dei campi di lavoro e degli ospedali psichiatrici raccontata con uno stile fresco e vivace da un dissidente ci apre gli occhi su cosa fosse l’Unione Sovietica durante il cosiddetto “disgelo” di epoca post-staliniana. La cosa che colpisce è il senso dell’umorismo e l’ironia con cui l’autore parla degli eventi tremendi che ha vissuto: oltre a essere intelligente, è anche molto simpatico. Sicuramente un autore da approfondire.
Diane
Dec 17, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Intriguing account of the life and times in prison of a Soviet dissenter. This book never reaches the intellectual or spiritual heights on Solzhenitsyn, but it is well-written and provides solid insights nonetheless.
John Christmas
Mar 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent true tale of the stupidity and cruelty of the Soviet Union written by a dissident with first hand knowledge of Soviet courts, prisons, and so-called psychiatric hospitals. Bukovsky writes in a clear style not only to give the history, but also to give spot-on analysis of the self-destructive, dishonest, and hypocritical socialist system.
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