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The Resource Stalin's scribe : literature, ambition, and survival : the life of Mikhail Sholokhov, Brian Boeck

Stalin's scribe : literature, ambition, and survival : the life of Mikhail Sholokhov, Brian Boeck

Label
Stalin's scribe : literature, ambition, and survival : the life of Mikhail Sholokhov
Title
Stalin's scribe
Title remainder
literature, ambition, and survival : the life of Mikhail Sholokhov
Statement of responsibility
Brian Boeck
Title variation
Life of Mikhail Sholokhov
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mikhail Sholokhov is arguable one of the most contentious recipients of the Nobel Prize in Literature. As a young man, Sholokhov’s epic novel, Quiet Don, became an unprecedented overnight success. Stalin’s Scribe is the first biography of a man who was once one of the Soviet Union’s most prominent political figures. Thanks to the opening of Russia’s archives, Brian Boeck discovers that Sholokhov’s official Soviet biography is actually a tangled web of legends, half-truths, and contradictions. Boeck examines the complex connection between an author and a dictator, revealing how a Stalinist courtier became an ideological acrobat and consummate politician in order to stay in favor and remain relevant after the dictator’s death"--
Assigning source
Publisher's description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boeck, Brian J.
Dewey number
891.7342
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sholokhov, Mikhail Aleksandrovich
  • Sholokhov, Mikhail Aleksandrovich
  • Stalin, Joseph
  • Authors, Russian
Label
Stalin's scribe : literature, ambition, and survival : the life of Mikhail Sholokhov, Brian Boeck
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223126214569
  • 31223134590661
  • 31223134590646
  • 31223134590653
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books edition.
Extent
xii, 388 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681778747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1079312636
Label
Stalin's scribe : literature, ambition, and survival : the life of Mikhail Sholokhov, Brian Boeck
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223126214569
  • 31223134590661
  • 31223134590646
  • 31223134590653
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books edition.
Extent
xii, 388 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681778747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1079312636

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