A Russian Journal
|Series:||Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin|
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|BISAC/Subject:||TRV010000, BIO007000, HIS032000|
|ISBN:||9781440657504, Related ISBNs: 0141180196, 0670612995, 0698159934, 1440657505, 9780141180199|
|Number of pages:||240|
What they saw and movingly recorded in words and on film was what Steinbeck called "the great other side there … the private life of the Russian people." Unlike other Western reporting about Russia at the time, A Russian Journal is free of ideological obsessions. Rather, Steinbeck and Capa recorded the grim realities of factory workers, government clerks, and peasants, as they emerged from the rubble of World War II—represented here in Capa’s stirring photographs alongside Steinbeck’s masterful prose. Through it all, we are given intimate glimpses of two artists at the height of their powers, answering their need to document human struggle. This edition features an introduction by Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw.
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