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A Russian Journal

John Steinbeck

Steinbeck and Capa's account of their journey through Cold War Russia is a classic piece of reportage and travel writing.Just after the Iron Curtain fell on Eastern Europe, Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Steinbeck and acclaimed war photographer Robert Capa ventured into the Soviet Union to report for the New York Herald Tribune. This rare opportunity took the famous travelers not only to Moscow and Stalingrad - now Volgograd - but through the countryside of the Ukraine and the Caucasus. Hailed by the New York Times as "superb" when it first appeared in 1948, A Russian Journal is the distillation of their journey and remains a remarkable memoir and unique historical document. What they saw and movingly recorded in words and on film was what Steinbeck called "the great other side there … the private life of the Russian people." Unlike other Western reporting about Russia at the time, A Russian Journal is free of ideological obsessions. Rather, Steinbeck and Capa recorded the grim realities of factory workers, government clerks, and peasants, as they emerged from the rubble of World War II-represented here in Capa's stirring photographs alongside Steinbeck's masterful prose. Through it all, we are given intimate glimpses of two artists at the height of their powers, answering their need to document human struggle. This edition features an introduction by Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw.

Steinbeck and Capa's account of their journey through Cold War Russia is a classic piece of reportage and travel writing.Just after the Iron Curtain fell on Eastern Europe, Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Steinbeck and acclaimed war photographer Robert Capa ventured into the Soviet Union to report for the New York Herald Tribune. This rare opportunity took the famous travelers not only to Moscow and Stalingrad - now Volgograd - but through the countryside of the Ukraine and the Caucasus. Hailed by the New York Times as "superb" when it first appeared in 1948, A Russian Journal is the distillation of their journey and remains a remarkable memoir and unique historical document. What they saw and movingly recorded in words and on film was what Steinbeck called "the great other side there … the private life of the Russian people." Unlike other Western reporting about Russia at the time, A Russian Journal is free of ideological obsessions. Rather, Steinbeck and Capa recorded the grim realities of factory workers, government clerks, and peasants, as they emerged from the rubble of World War II-represented here in Capa's stirring photographs alongside Steinbeck's masterful prose. Through it all, we are given intimate glimpses of two artists at the height of their powers, answering their need to document human struggle. This edition features an introduction by Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw.
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Steinbeck and Capa's account of their journey through Cold War Russia is a classic piece of reportage and travel writing.Just after the Iron Curtain fell on Eastern Europe, Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Steinbeck and acclaimed war photographer Robert Capa ventured into the Soviet Union to report for the New York Herald Tribune. This rare opportunity took the famous travelers not only to Moscow and Stalingrad - now Volgograd - but through the countryside of the Ukraine and the Caucasus. Hailed by the New York Times as "superb" when it first appeared in 1948, A Russian Journal is the distillation of their journey and remains a remarkable memoir and unique historical document. What they saw and movingly recorded in words and on film was what Steinbeck called "the great other side there … the private life of the Russian people." Unlike other Western reporting about Russia at the time, A Russian Journal is free of ideological obsessions. Rather, Steinbeck and Capa recorded the grim realities of factory workers, government clerks, and peasants, as they emerged from the rubble of World War II-represented here in Capa's stirring photographs alongside Steinbeck's masterful prose. Through it all, we are given intimate glimpses of two artists at the height of their powers, answering their need to document human struggle. This edition features an introduction by Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Richard Poe

Length:

7h 2m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:11


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:16


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:43


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:23


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:23


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:53


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:49


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:37


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:14


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:44


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:34


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:04


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:43


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:28


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:16


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:05


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:31


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:10


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:34


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:04


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:01


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:05


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:57


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:12


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:16


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:17


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:14


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:39


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:49


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:37


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:38


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:48


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:22


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:31


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:39


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:11


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:09


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:04


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

00:42