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To Build a Castle: My Life as a Dissenter - Vladimir Bukovsky

London: Andre Deutsch, 1978, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper unevenly sunned at the spine. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Previous owners' name to the first blank.

From the cover: “Vladimir Bukovsky has spent twelve of his thirty-five years — over half his adult life — in prisons, labour camps and psychiatric hospitals. He was only a student when he was arrested for the first time, a victim of the crackdown on political demonstrations in the early 19605. He was expelled from university and physically attacked by the KGB after organising readings of unpublished poets in Mayakovsky Square in Moscow. Two years later, in 1963, he was sentenced without trial to indefinite detention in the prison hospital at Leningrad, where ten per cent of the inmates were political prisoners like himself. From then on he was perpetually in and out of prison, struggling to come to terms with his persecution: threats against his family, continual attempts to trap and tame him, severe physical deprivation of all kinds.
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 352
ISBN: 0233970231
Translator: Michael Scammell

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