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Book of literary essays in which Otroshenko explores mysteries and inexplicable circumstances which surrounded the birth of the greatest masterpieces of world literature and philosophy, and lives of their creators: writers, poets and philosophers of different époques (Ovid, Catullus, Fyodor Tyutchev, Alexander Pushkin, Vladislav Khodasevich, Nikolay Gogol, Andrei Platonov, Friedrich Nietzsche, Arthur Schopenhauer, and others.
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The recorded oral memories of Agnes Mironova (1903-1982) is a must book for anybody who wants to know what was a personal life like under Stalinism. For the first time ever, Agnes’s notes open the secret door into living rooms and boudoirs of Stalin's "hangmen", top-ranked Soviet secret police officers during the purges of 1930-40ies. However, anyone who reads this book with the intention to better understand the past, will also discover an outstanding female character, a gorgeous bitch, a proud predator, who reveals all truths about herself frankly and without keeping anything back. A life story of this unique woman, so beautiful and repulsive at once, has developed during the most terrible and bloody period of modern history.
She has always shaped her own destiny in line with XIXth-century model of aggressive female personality in search of perfect...