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Scammell, Michael

Overview
Works: 69 works in 266 publications in 3 languages and 7,771 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Biographies  History  Sources  Short stories, Russian  Fictional autobiographies  Personal narratives  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Interviewee, Correspondent
Classifications: PG3476.N3, B
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Most widely held works about Michael Scammell
  • Koestler by Michael Scammell( Recording )
 
Most widely held works by Michael Scammell
Solzhenitsyn : a biography by Michael Scammell( Book )

28 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maps on lining papers. A biography of the Russian novelist who wrote "The Gulag Archipelago" and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature
The gift : a novel by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

28 editions published between 1963 and 2001 in English and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fyodor Godunov-Cherdyntsev, an impoverished poet, seeks fame in the phantasmic world of Berlin in the 1920's
Russia's other writers : selections from Samizdat literature by Michael Scammell( Book )

20 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Koestler : the literary and political odyssey of a twentieth-century skeptic by Michael Scammell( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first authorized biography of one of the most influential and controversial intellectuals of the twentieth century, based on new research and full access to its subject's papers. Best known as the creator of the classic anti-Communist novel Darkness at Noon, Koestler is here revealed as a man whose personal life was as astonishing as his literary accomplishments. The young Hungarian Jew whose experience of anti-Semitism and devotion to Zionism provoked him to move to Palestine; the foreign correspondent who risked his life from the North Pole to Franco's Spain; the committed Communist for whom the brutal truth of Stalin's show trials inspired the angry novel that became an instant classic in 1940; the escape from occupied France by joining the Foreign Legion and his bluffing his way illegally to England, where his controversial 1943 novel Arrival and Departure was the first to portray Hitler's Final Solution. Scammell also gives a full account of the author's voluminous writings, making the case that the autobiographies and essays are fit to stand beside Darkness at Noon as works of lasting literary value.--From publisher description
The defense by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

46 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a young boy, Luzhin was unattractive, distracted, withdrawn, sullen--an enigma to his parents and an object of ridicule to his classmates. He takes up chess as a refuge from the anxiety of his everyday life. His talent is prodigious and he rises to the rank of grandmaster--but at a cost: in Luzhin' s obsessive mind, the game of chess gradually supplants the world of reality. His own world falls apart during a crucial championship match, when the intricate defense he has devised withers under his opponent's unexpected and unpredictabke lines of assault
The Solzhenitsyn files : secret Soviet documents reveal one man's fight against the monolith( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cities and years : a novel by Konstantin Fedin( Book )

2 editions published between 1962 and 1993 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petrovka 38 by I︠U︡lian Semenov( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first thriller out of Russia"--Jacket
Nothing is lost : selected poems by Edvard Kocbek( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first comprehensive English-language collection of verse by the most celebrated Slovenian poet of modern times and one of Europe's most notable postwar poets, Edvard Kocbek (1904-1981). The selections introduce the reader to the full spectrum of Kocbek's long and distinguished career, starting with the pantheist and expressionist nature poems of his early period and continuing through the politically engaged poetry written during and after World War II, to the philosophical and metaphysical meditations of his fecund late period. Readers will be struck by the originality and freshness of Kocbek's sinewy and intense vision, rendered into fluid and idiomatic English by two experienced translators. The Slovenian texts appear on the facing pages. The opening stanza of "Moon with a Halo" The man beside me was killed.He had a mother who bore himand a father who made him toys,he had a brother and a playful uncleand a little girl with blond braids,he had a wooden cart and a wooden horse,a trunkful of colored dreamsand a brook where he used to fish
Koestler : the indispensable intellectual by Michael Scammell( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From award-winning author Michael Scammell comes the first authorised biography of Arthur Koestler
Childhood, boyhood and youth by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This semiautobiographical trilogy established Tolstoy's reputation in Russia as a major writer. This edition includes newly commissioned endnotes
La Letteratura contemporanea nell'Europa dell'Est( Book )

10 editions published in 1977 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My testimony by Anatoliĭ Marchenko( Book )

5 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To build a castle : my life as a dissenter by Vladimir Konstantinovich Bukovskiĭ( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unofficial art from the Soviet Union by Igor Golomshtok( Book )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography by Michael Scammell( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From under the rubble by Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit︠s︡yn( Book )

5 editions published between 1975 and 1989 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alexander Solzhenitsyn and six dissident colleagues joined in the mid-seventies to write this book, which surely remains the most extraordinary debate of a nation's future published in modern times. Shattering a half-century of silence, From Under the Rubble constitutes a devastating attack on the Soviet regime, a moral indictment of the liberal West, and a Christian manifesto calling for a new society - one whose dominant values would be spiritual rather than economic. Personally edited by the Nobel Prize-winning author, fired by his own substantial contributions, From Under the Rubble articulates Solzhenitsyn's most fervent call to action. His daring, and the remarkable courage of his colleagues, is testament to the seriousness of their demand for a revolution in which one does not kill one's enemies, but in which one puts oneself in danger for the sake of a nation'" -- book cover
Soviet art in exile by Igor Golomshtok( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ogenj v ustih by Dane Zajc( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in Slovenian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gift. Translated ... by Michael Scammell with the collaboration of the author by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov( Book )

5 editions published between 1963 and 1966 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Koestler : the literary and political odyssey of a twentieth-century skeptic
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Michael Scammell British writer

Michael Scammell écrivain britannique

Michael Scammell escritor británico

Scammel, Michael

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Koestler : the literary and political odyssey of a twentieth-century skepticThe defenseCities and years : a novelNothing is lost : selected poemsKoestler : the indispensable intellectualChildhood, boyhood and youth