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"Views of Lenin" are currently set in a tone of highly judgemental opinion: he was inflexible, doctrinaire and a cold-blooded revolutionary. A man whose indifference to culture led to political extremes, paving the way for his successor Stalin's totalitarianism and some of the most heinous and gruesome ideological crimes committed during the 20th century. Enshrined as an icon of Soviet ideology and power, the statues of Lenin that were once a common sight across Eastern Europe and Russia have been toppled and his reputation crumbled into the dust of historical memory. This short "Life & Times" biography of Lenin sets out to examine his legacy in the light of the complete and total collapse of the ideology he espoused. Sheehan seeks to separate the myth from the fact, and let the real Lenin emerge from behind the opposing shrouds of deification and condemnation, revealing the creator of the 20th century's most influential yet bloodthirsty beliefs.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: literary Publisher: Haus Publishing Publication Date: 31/10/2009 ISBN-13: 9781905791262  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Adele King is Professor of French at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She is the author of monographs on Proust (1968), Camus (1971), Paul Nizan (1976), and the Guinean writer Camara Laye (1980), and more recently French Women Novelists: Defining a Female Style (1989) and Camus's L'EtrangerA": Fifty Years On (1992). She has also published frequently on the work of francophone and anglophone writers from Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean.

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