Reflections on the Russian Soul: A Memoir

Front Cover
Central European University Press, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 296 pages
1 Review
"He reflects on the years after his release from prison and the events leading up to the Second World War. His powerful recollection of the blockade of Leningrad provides the reader with a horrific insight into the harsh effects of war, hunger and survival. Likhachev goes on to describe post-war Russia and how his own livelihood developed from literary editor to a return to Leningrad University as Professor of History. This compelling autobiography finishes with Likhachev's return to Solovki as a free man."--BOOK JACKET.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Selected pages

Contents

The House of Likhachev
1
The Children of M M Likhachev
5
My Childhood
11
The Disappearance of Katerinushka
16
The Petersburg of my Childhood
18
Kuokkala
28
The Crimea
36
A Volga Cruise 1914
38
The Scenery of Solovki
99
Krimkab
103
The Diagonal of a Childs Blanket
109
The Visit by Maksim Gorki and the Mass Executions of 1929
110
The Solovki Museum
120
The Solovki Theatre
127
Solovki People
132
A Few Fragments
176

The Philanthropic Society Grammar School
41
K I Mays Grammar School and Modern School
42
The RevolutionOutward Impressions
44
Life in No 1 State Printinghouse
46
Taytsy Olgino Toksovo
47
The Lentovskaya School
49
Leonid Vladimirovich Georg
51
The University
56
The Red Terror
61
The Making of a Philosophy
65
S A AlekseyevAskoldov
71
Khelfernak
73
The Brotherhood of St Serafim of Sarov
74
The Cosmic Academy of Sciences
78
Arrest and Imprisonment
82
Kem Transfer Point and the Crossing to Solovki Island
87
The Camp Topography of Solovki
94
Leaving Solovki
178
Zvanka and Tikhvin Release
181
The Fate of My Friends after Solovki
187
The Repression of the 30s
193
The Publishing House of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR
197
Attempts at Writing
199
My Conviction Quashed
201
I Fail the Exams
205
I Leave the Academy of Sciences Press
207
Novgorod
210
The Blockade
216
Two Letters about the Blockade of Leningrad
262
Prorabotki
267
A Trip to Solovki in 1966
280
My Last Time on Solovki
284
Notes
287
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

Burying the Sun
Gloria Whelan
No preview available - 2004
All Book Search results »

Bibliographic information