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Fear of mirrors / Tariq Ali
Bib ID 394076
Format BookBook
Author
Ali, Tariq
 
Description London : Arcadia Books ; Chester Springs, PA : U.S. Distributor Dufour Editions, c1998 
239 p. ; 22 cm. 
ISBN 1900850109
Summary

For some East Germans, the fall of Communism was like the end of a long and painful love affair: free to tell the truth at last, they found they no longer wanted to hear it. Vlady, a former dissident who loses his job when he refuses to renounce his socialist beliefs in the new, unified Germany, wants to tell his alienated son, Karl, what his family's long and passionate involvement with Communism really meant. It is the story of Ludwik, the Polish secret agent who recruited Philby, and of Gertrude, Vlady's mother, whose desire for Ludwik is matched only by her devotion to the Communist ideal. As the plot unfolds through the political upheavals of the twentieth century, Vlady describes the hopes aroused by the Bolshevik revolution and discovers the almost unbearable truth about their betrayal.

Notes

Novel.

Subjects Post-communism -- Germany -- Fiction.  |  Germany -- Politics and government -- Fiction.
Form/genre Political fiction.  |  Political fiction.
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