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Alexander Herzen ✓ 3 summary

Youth eBook #188 Herzen begins with his nurse's account of Napoleon's occupation of Moscow in and continues through his solitary boyhood and close friendship with his cousin Nick Ogarev his days at Moscow Univer.

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Childhood Youth and Exile

Sity and his eventual imprisonment for his socialist beliefs The book ends with his adventures in exile which are vividly recounted and disply the rich observation of detail that make Herzen's work so compelling..

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This book comprises the first two parts of Herzen's autobiography My Past and Thoughts one of the greatest monuments of Russian iterature comparable to the major works of Tolstoy Dostoevsky and Turgenev Childhood.


3 thoughts on “Childhood Youth and Exile

  1. says:

    5 stars for Berlin's scintillating introduction to the life and thought of Herzen 4 stars for the book itself which consists of the first two volumes of Herzen's memoirs Herzen is one of those names that are forever flitting around the edges of one's consciousness and one's reading vaguely associated with the Russian anarchists of the 19th century alongside Bakunin and Belinsky and all that lot but never clearly defined or portr

  2. says:

    Herzen’s acute eye for observation his survey of events great and small without a shred of bombastic pathos his irresistible sense of humor his formidable skills as a raconteur his staunch distrust of generalization and willingness to embrace life in its manifold complexity make this work important for both the student of mid century Rus

  3. says:

    The first two parts of I think five parts of Herzen’s memoirs this edition while not serving the purpose I got it for because it stops the story before it gets to those parts was nonetheless very gratifying and left me even interested in reading about the decades of Herzen’s life that contributed greatly to Tom Stoppard’s trilogy The Coast of Utopia Herzen is a graceful and thoughtful writer an alert observer and one who

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