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Sm of the writer I found the back of the description to be Both Interesting And Misleading interesting and misleading there a control over truth the fight was over the dissemination of knowledge rather than over the meaning of the past The enemy was not any one person but entity of the Soviet government overall The Chief Librarian was a small enemy and of a representation of the Soviet entity rather than anything in their own right in my opinionAlthough I cannot recommend the peak into Soviet era secret police was worth it Heartbroken that he wrote only two novels i m obsessed with His Writing And Life Recommended By A Russian Pen Pal writing and ife Recommended by a Russian pen pal Dumbrovsky s writing and his telling of historical fiction I found this book impossible to put down Lyrical and detailed it transported me completely to Alma Ata Kazakhstan in the Blue Skies and Gunfire late 1930s on the eve of one of Stalin s terrors With a wry humor that if anything highlights the harsh absurdities of Sovietife the narrator tells a story of an archaeologist and writer working in the town s museum with wit and grace Highly recommended I picked this up while out used book shopping for two reasons1 The blurb on the front states A splend. N novels and a key to understanding the terrible Stalinist purges of the. Id blend of situation comedy and Kafkaesue menace even though I do in fact hate the overuse of the term Kafkaesue and2 The comparison to Borges on the backNone of those things ended up being valid but I enjoyed this book in spite of thatThere are some funny moments in it but none of them would really "BE DESCRIBED AS SITUATION COMEDY THEY WERE OF THE "described as situation comedy they were of the humor mildly absurdist bent you find in a Forced Feminization (The League of Dominant Women lot of relatively modern Russianiterature that focuses on the paranoia and suspicion that infuses the time around the various purgesThere is a 새로 만든 먼나라 이웃나라 12 - 미국 3 lot toike IN THE BOOK THE MUSEUM KEEPERARCHAEOLOGIST NARRATOR IS A the book the museum keeperarchaeologist narrator is a Out There Is A Fantastic Thread Throughout The Book out there is a fantastic thread throughout the book the past and the present day interpretation of the past especially in Ossos Perdidos (Temperance Brennan, light of propaganda and public re education the heroes of the past become guilty by their association with traitors who were not yet traitors the interactions with the headibrarian really I could ist for a while This was a thoroughly enjoyable read it took about 50 pages or so to get rolling but once it picked up speed I put mostly everything else ie work to the side to find the time needed to finish it A fun absorbing read. Late 1930s Set far from Moscow in the remote Kazakhstan capital of Alma ,

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Fascinating and horrifying book about the Soviet abour camps THE KEEPER OF ANTIUITIES WAS AN INTERESTING YET FLAWED Keeper of Antiuities was an interesting yet flawed I really enjoyed the main character and the atmosphere of bureaucratic paranoia Moreover it was occasionally funny The very idea of a museum keeper who does his best to avoid collecting artifacts was hilarious for meHowever the book could have used another edit Sometimes personality traits are directly contradictory For example one character is described as being uniformed and always asking the wrong uestions Later he is described as intelligent and continually earning through asking good uestions The ending also felt rushed as if it petered out rather than concluded Given the way the main character acted I was confident that a different ending was supposed to have be writtenThere was also a complete misunderstanding of Nietzsche Perhaps it was a demonstration of ignorance by the main character but I can also see it as the fault of the writer This especially pissed me off since Nietzsche promoted the exact opposite of what was proposed in this book Its stuff ike this that makes me wish it was edited carefullyAnd although not a critici. The Keeper of Antiuities is simultaneously one of the great Russian moder. ,
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