In the Labyrinth of the KGB - Olga Bertelsen

In the Labyrinth of the KGB

Ukraine's Intelligentsia in the 1960s–1970s

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Forlag: Lexington Books
Innbinding: Innbundet
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN: 9781793608925
Format: 23 x 16 cm
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A meticulous analysis of archival sources and personal interviews, Labyrinth is the first study of the generation of Kharkiv dissidents during the 1960s and 1970s. Blending biography and history, Bertelsen offers a rich vein of unexplored information, telling the story with flair, an insider’s knowledge of personalities, and a keen understanding of how the KGB worked. The book is a must read for students of Soviet political and cultural history and for readers who wish to understand the current situation in Russian-Ukrainian relations.

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…a highly nuanced and psychologically insightful history of the Ukrainian, Russian, and Jewish writers in Kharkiv, and their resistance to Soviet efforts to reintroduce the repressive measures of the Stalinist past. A major contribution to our understanding of the ‘thaw generation’. . .

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In this beautifully written and superbly researched work of history, Bertelsen brings to life the transcultural and transethnic world of the Kharkiv intelligentsia in the 1960s and the 1970s. Authoritative, erudite, and poignant, this is also an illuminating study of KGB repression and the life and fate of writers in those difficult times.

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A path-breaking book, it sheds new light on Kharkiv writers’ tortuous paths negotiated in their daily confrontations with the KGB. Bertelsen identifies the mechanisms that served to maintain system stability that ultimately led to system instability in the USSR. This extensive ethnographic and archival research creates an unforgettable, fine-grained portrait of Ukrainian, Russian, and Jewish intellectuals struggling against state violence.

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This book is central to understanding the reasons for the fall of the Soviet ideology and party control over the Soviet intelligentsia, many of whom managed to cross the ethnic and ideological boundaries imposed by the regime to divide them. In doing, so they destroyed not only those boundaries, but also the foundations of the regime itself.

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An engagingly written Labyrinth is the cultural history of post-Stalin Kharkiv, and the city's intelligentsia coped with the tortuous provocations and repressions of the KGB. Nationality relations among them—above all between Jews and Ukrainians—also occupy a prominent place in Bertelsen’s diligently researched narrative.

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