Page /


  • No other work conveys as well the atmosphere of the 1930s terror, nor how Russian people survived it by listening to their great poets

    Orlando Figes, The Week
  • A superb memoir... A reminder that it is only a genuine work of art which is capable of communicating a reality so appalling as the Stalinist terror

    Philip Toynbee
  • Not only a vivid account of persecution during Stalin's terror, it is also one of the few convincing descriptions of how a genius writes poetry

    A. Alvarez
  • A Day of Judgement on earth for her age and its literature

    Joseph Brodsky
  • Surely the most luminous account we have- or are likely to get- of life in the Soviet Union during the purges of the 1930's

    New York Review of Books

We use cookies on this site to enable certain parts of the site to function and to collect information about your use of the site so that we can improve our visitors’ experience.

For more on our cookies and changing your settings click here

Strictly Necessary


Preferences & Features

Targeting / Advertising