glyph 466: Russia, Soviets, Bolsheviks, USSR . repression and elimination of writers . this book is part of the rediscovery of the history of the free minds and spirits who were hunted to extinction in hopes of establishing utopia ...... there is an introduction by Robert Conquest
Of the end of the Soviet Union Shentalinsky writes:
When wolves are hunted, they are driven from behind and ahead of them red markers, which they dare not cross, guide them inexorably to their doom. Well, one day the red markers were gone, the hunters ran away, and suddenly we found ourselves free and alone in the wild forests of our own history.
This is the story of what one writer did for the work of his predecessors when fate gave him freedom. It is an important part of an enormous work discovering the buried history of modern Russia.
1993, The Free Press, A Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
April 25, 2009