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The Commissariat of Enlightenment

The Commissariat of Enlightenment


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Russia, 1910. Leo Tolstoy lies dying in Astapovo, a remote railway station. Members of the press from around the world have descended upon this sleepy hamlet to record his passing for a public suddenly ravenous for celebrity news. They have been joined by a film company whose cinematographer, Nikolai Gribshin, is capturing the extraordinary scene and learning how to wield his camera as a political tool. At this historic moment he comes across two men -- the scientist, Professor Vorobev, and the revolutionist, Joseph Stalin -- who have radical, mysterious plans for the future. Soon they will accompany him on a long, cold march through an era of brutality and absurdity. The Commissariat of Enlightenment is a mesmerizing novel of ideas that brilliantly links the tragedy and comedy of the Russian Revolution with the global empire of images that occupies our imaginations today.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780060501396
  • Publisher: Ecco Press
  • Publisher Imprint: Ecco Press
  • Depth: 25
  • Height: 203 mm
  • No of Pages: 304
  • Series Title: English
  • Weight: 308 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0060501391
  • Publisher Date: 03 Feb 2004
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: Reprint
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 20 mm
  • Width: 135 mm

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