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A Russian Journal (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)

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Steinbeck and Capas account of their journey through Cold War Russia is a classic piece of reportage and travel writing.

Just after the Iron Curtain fell on Eastern Europe, Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Steinbeck and acclaimed war photographer Robert Capa ventured into the Soviet Union to report for the New York Herald Tribune. This rare opportunity took the famous travelers not only to Moscow and Stalingrad – now Volgograd – but through the countryside of the Ukraine and the Caucasus. Hailed by the New York Times as "superb" when it first appeared in 1948, A Russian Journal is the distillation of their journey and remains a remarkable memoir and unique historical document.

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 Capas stirring photographs alongside Steinbecks 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.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. xxvii-xxviii).

About the Author

Susan Shillinglaw is a professor of English at San Jose State University and the 2012-13 President's Scholar. She has published widely on Steinbeck, including introductions to Penguin Classics editions of Steinbeck's works as well as A Journey into Steinbeck's California (2006) and Carol and John Steinbeck: Portrait of a Marriage (2013). From 1987 to 2005 she was the Director of the Center for Steinbeck Studies at San Jose State.

Table of Contents

Photographs by Robert Capa and Introduction by Susan Shillinglaw

Introduction

Suggestions for Further Reading

A RUSSIAN JOURNAL

Product Details

ISBN:
9780141180199
Introduction:
Capa, Robert
Author:
Shillinglaw, Susan
Photographer:
Capa, Robert
Author:
Capa, Robert
Author:
Steinbeck, John
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Soviet Union
Subject:
Russia
Subject:
Soviet Union Description and travel.
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Steinbeck, John - Travel - Soviet Union
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin
Publication Date:
19991231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w photographs throughout
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.8 x 6 x 0.49 in 0.38 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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