William Tait

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The Long Road Home: The Aftermath of the Second Wo&hellip by Ben Shephard
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE LONG ROAD HOME, 15 April 2012
An absolute must read for anyone interested in post WW2 Europe and also for those who are interested in how paradigm shifts take place in historical perception transforming our past into something that it was not. If you are as I am old enough to remember going to the cinema and seeing the Pathe Pictorial News showing week after week items on Diplaced Persons(DPs) and DP Camps and if you ever wondered whatever happened to all those haggard looking people you will find out here.You will also find it instructive to read if you are interested in this period Prague My Long Journey Home by Charles Ota Heller which tells of one family's experience of displacement or uprooting.This is also on… Read more
Petersburg by A BELY
Petersburg by A BELY
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
I had not of heard of Andrei Bely until some weeks ago when researching Robert Musil the author of The Man Without Qualities and The Confusions of Young Torless I came across a reviewer who averred that great as Musil was Bely was the one who should be up there with Proust and Joyce as an innovator of Modernism.Such a claim could only be responded to by sending for his novel Petersburg. And I am glad I did.It is an entirely different book from any other book written by a Russian yet is most definitely about Russia and more specifically St Petersburg 1905 with Pushkin's Bronze Horseman supplying the chapter heading rubrics.It is definitely Modern, demands the readers full attention and… Read more

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