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Author Hellbeck, Jochen.

Title Revolution on my mind : writing a diary under Stalin / Jochen Hellbeck
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 436 pages) : illustrations
Contents Prologue: Forging the revolutionary self -- Rearing conscious citizens -- Bolshevik views of the diary -- Laboratories of the soul -- Intelligentsia on trial: Zinaida Denisevskaya -- Secrets of a class enemy: Stepan Podlubny -- The diary of a new man: Leonid Potemkin -- Stalin's inkwell: Alexander Afinogenov -- The urge to struggle on
Summary Revealing the inner world of Stalin's Russia, this book shows diary-keeping was widespread as individuals struggled to adjust to Stalin's regime. It explores the forging of the revolutionary self, a study without precedent that speaks to the evolution of the individual in mass movements of our own time.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-419) and index
Subject Political persecution -- Soviet Union.
Russian diaries.
USSR -- Biography.
USSR -- Politics and government -- 1936-1953.
USSR -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005056708
ISBN 0674021746