History of the Soviet Union under Lenin and Stalin

Ziid's "Soviet Travels" - The moment when the French Nobel Prize-winning writer realized the reality of the Soviet Union, which he admired.

Ziid visited the Soviet Union, a country he had longed to visit, and had high hopes for how wonderful the country would be, but there he found out the reality of the situation. He wrote about his feelings in the book "Travels in Soviet Russia.

Ziid's "Travels in Soweto" was a very interesting book. This article will introduce some parts of it, but really there are many more parts that I would like to introduce! It is that interesting!

I urge everyone to pick up a copy for themselves. It is a very interesting book and I highly recommend it.

The content is also very closely related to Dostoevsky, so we highly recommend this work to Dostoevsky fans.

History of the Soviet Union under Lenin and Stalin

(14) Lenin's view of literature: How he viewed Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and others.




History of the Soviet Union under Lenin and Stalin

(5) Why you can't beat a man with a strong mouth - Lenin's style of oratory using venom and rhetoric.

Lenin showed unusual strength in debate. The secret to this was his tongue and rhetoric.

To seize power, he had to overwhelmingly defeat his opponents. He could speak with reasoned logic, but most effective of all was his tongue and rhetoric, which would make his opponents squirm.


History of the Soviet Union under Lenin and Stalin

Shigeru Takamoto, "The Forgotten Revolution - 1917" - What was the Russian Revolution? A book that describes the author's anguish.




帝政末期のロシアRussian History and Culture and Dostoevsky

Henri Troyer, "Russia at the End of the Empire" - To understand Russian society after the death of Dostoevsky

The book is a novelistic introduction to society at the end of the Russian Empire in 1903.

The protagonist is a young Frenchman, Jean Roussel. He is suddenly inspired to travel to Russia. We, the readers, will witness Russian society of the time through the fresh eyes of a foreigner just like him.

The book introduces the religious situation, especially the Russian Orthodox Church, as well as various events such as the workers working in poor conditions, the inner workings of the army, and the life of the peasants.

It is a very useful book to learn what Russian society was like at that time. Moreover, it is an easy-to-read novel.

History of the Soviet Union under Lenin and Stalin

Synopsis and Impressions of Gorky's Masterpiece "Dondoko" - The Soul Cries of People Living at the Bottom of the Hill

This is a dramatic work. Moreover, as mentioned in this commentary, like Chekhov, there is no easy-to-understand plot. Therefore, it is difficult to grasp the flow of the play even if you read it as a book. I also could not understand it after reading it once, so I had to reread it many times.

Like Chekhov, I am sure that this work will have a tremendous impact when seen on stage as a play.


History of the Soviet Union under Lenin and Stalin

Criticism of Dostoevsky by leading Soviet writer Gorky





History of the Soviet Union under Lenin and Stalin

Seiro Sato, "The Life of Gorky" - Biography recommended to learn about the tumultuous life of one of the Soviet Union's leading writers.




History of the Soviet Union under Lenin and Stalin

Gorky and Dostoevsky, leading writers of the late imperial and Soviet periods