The Whisperers

Private Life in Stalin's Russia by Orlando Figes

  • Published: Aug 06, 2020

From the award-winning author of A People's Tragedy and Natasha's Dance, a landmark account of what private life was like for Russians in the worst years of Soviet repression There have been many accounts of the public aspects of Stalin's... read more

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Exact title of the book
The Whisperers
Book author
Orlando Figes
ISBN
9781466829237
Publisher
Henry Holt and Co.
Published
Nov 25, 2008
Language
English
Format
PDF, FB2, EPUB, MOBI
File size (in PDF)
7056 kB

Some brief overview of book

From the award-winning author of A People's Tragedy and Natasha's Dance, a landmark account of what private life was like for Russians in the worst years of Soviet repression There have been many accounts of the public aspects of Stalin's dictatorship the arrests and trials, the enslavement and killing in the gulags. No previous book, however, has explored the regime's effect on people's personal lives, what one historian called "the Stalinism that entered into all of us." Now, drawing on a huge collection of newly discovered documents, The Whisperers reveals for the first time the inner world of ordinary Soviet citizens as they struggled to survive amidst the mistrust, fear, compromises, and betrayals that pervaded their existence. Moving from the Revolution of 1917 to the death of Stalin and beyond, Orlando Figes re-creates the moral maze in which Russians found themselves, where one wrong turn could destroy a family or, perversely, end up saving it.

He brings us inside cramped communal apartments, where minor squabbles could lead to fatal denunciations; he examines the Communist faithful, who often rationalized even their own arrest as a case of mistaken identity; and he casts a humanizing light on informers, demonstrating how, in a repressive system, anyone could easily become a collaborator. A vast panoramic portrait of a society in which everyone spoke in whisperswhether to protect their families and friends, or to inform upon themThe Whisperers is a gripping account of lives lived in impossible times.

About author

Figes is the author of Natasha's Dance A Cultural History of Russia and A People's Tragedy The Russian Revolution, 18911924, which received the Wolfson Prize for History and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. A frequent contributor to The New York Times and The New York Review of Books, among other publications, Figes is a professor of history at Birbeck College, University of London.

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