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Hope Against Hope by Nadezhda Mandelstam
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Jan 20, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: russian

Hope Against Hope revolves around two main topics: poetry and dictatorship. A memoir, it focuses mainly on the life of her husband, poet Osip Mandelstam. Osip being the more famous of the pair, Nadezhda herself is not lacking whatsoever in powerful literary merit; her words and story-telling are sharp and full of pathos.

Highly recommended for anyone interested in the murderous chaos of the late Stalin regime or for those who like moving and powerful memoirs.
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