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The Philosophy Steamer By Lesley Chamberlain

The Philosophy Steamer by Lesley Chamberlain

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In 1922, Lenin personally drew up a list of some 160 'undesirable' intellectuals - mostly philosophers, academics, scientists and journalists - to be deported from the new Soviet State.

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The Philosophy Steamer: Lenin and the Exile of the Intelligensia by Lesley Chamberlain

In 1922, Lenin personally drew up a list of some 160 'undesirable' intellectuals - mostly philosophers, academics, scientists and journalists - to be deported from the new Soviet State. Two ships sailed from Petrograd that autumn, taking these eminent men and their families away to what became permanent exile in Berlin, Prague and Paris. Shipped tells the story of the writers, journalists and scholars thrown out of their homeland. It describes the world they left behind, and the emigre communities abroad they were forced to join. Lesley Chamberlain creates a rich portrait of this chilling historical moment, evoked with immediacy through the journals, letters, and memoirs of the exiles. Shipped also tells the story of the fate of ideas: not just those of Lenin, but of the writers and thinkers forced to leave their homeland - Sergei Bulgakov and Nikolai Berdyaev among them - who made unique contributions to the cultural and intellectual life of the twentieth century.

About Lesley Chamberlain

Lesley Chamberlain is a writer and reviewer distinguished for her wide-ranging work from travel (In the Communist Mirror) to philosophy (Nietzsche in Turin). In 2003 she published her first novel, Girl in a Garden. She is the author of Motherland: A Philosophical History of Russia (2005) and The Philosophy Steamer (2006).

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GOR002992906
9781843540403
1843540401
The Philosophy Steamer: Lenin and the Exile of the Intelligensia by Lesley Chamberlain
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Atlantic Books
2006-02-09
336
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