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In Plain Russian

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Contents:
What I might have been --
A distance of half a kilometer --
From an exchange of letters --
A circle of friends --
Skurlatsky, man of letters. Autobiographical stories. A word from the author --
Uncle Volodya --
Major Dogadkin --
First Lieutenant Pavlenko --
Captain Kurasov. Four open letters. To Comrade Pankin of VAAP (October 2, 1973) --
To the Writers' Union (February 19
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published October 1st 1980 by Jonathan Cape (first published 1973)
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May 19, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I'm not going to be able to finish this before its due date back at the library. I read the first essay/story. I'd like to check this out again and give it another try.
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