A Russian Journal (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)

A Russian Journal (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)

John Steinbeck


Steinbeck and Capa’s account in their trip via chilly conflict Russia is a vintage piece of reportage and shuttle writing.

 

Just after the Iron Curtain fell on jap Europe, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer John Steinbeck and acclaimed warfare photographer Robert Capa ventured into the Soviet Union to record for the New York bring in Tribune. This infrequent chance took the recognized tourists not just to Moscow and Stalingrad – now Volgograd – yet during the geographical region of the Ukraine and the Caucasus. Hailed via the recent York occasions as "superb" while it first seemed in 1948, A Russian Journal is the distillation in their trip and continues to be a impressive memoir and exact ancient document.

What they observed and movingly recorded in phrases and on movie used to be what Steinbeck known as "the nice different part there … the non-public lifetime of the Russian people." not like different Western reporting approximately Russia on the time, A Russian Journal is freed from ideological obsessions. really, Steinbeck and Capa recorded the bleak realities of manufacturing unit staff, govt clerks, and peasants, as they emerged from the rubble of worldwide warfare II—represented the following in Capa’s stirring photos along Steinbeck’s masterful prose. Through all of it, we're given intimate glimpses of 2 artists on the top in their powers, answering their have to record human fight. This version beneficial properties an creation through Steinbeck pupil Susan Shillinglaw.

 

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