Velvet Totalitarianism: Post-Stalinist Romania #(2020)
- Title: Velvet Totalitarianism: Post-Stalinist Romania
- Author: Claudia Moscovici
- ISBN: 9780761846932
- Page: 364
- Format: Paperback
This book introduces students and the general public to the post Stalinist phase of totalitarianism, focusing on Romania under the Ceausescu dictatorship, through the dual optic of scholarship and fiction, in a story about a family surviving difficult times under a totalitarian regime due to the strength of their love.
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This book introduces students and the general public to the post Stalinist phase of totalitarianism, focusing on Romania under the Ceausescu dictatorship, through the dual optic of scholarship and fiction, in a story about a family surviving difficult times under a totalitarian regime due to the strength of their love A rather mundane description of a magnificent book so heartfelt so emotional so brilliant Many do not give much thought to the hardships suffered by the Romainains Claudia Moscovic [...]
Half history, half fiction, this novel is about lives of Romanians under the Communist Regime of Nicolae Ceaucescu Once hailed as a maverick among leaders of Eastern Bloc countries, his rule was increasingly centred around himself and erratic through and through He relied so much on much feared secret police force, the Securitate, who monitores, jailed, and even murdered every single enemies of the state which is mostly the critics against Ceaucescu The Ceaucescus, both husband and wife held the [...]
A Remarkable Story of a Family s Surviving the Totalitarian Regime in RomaniaClaudia Moscovici s historical novel, Velvet Totalitarianism, has been acclaimed as A deeply felt, deftly rendered novel of the utmost importance to any reader interested in understanding totalitarianism and its terrible human cost, by author Travis Holland, author of The Archivist s Story This remarkable work makes the tortured history of Romania under the oppressive regime of Ceausescu come alive by tracing a family s [...]
The title put me off reading the book I thought it would be a boring history lesson for a place I don t know very much about But after reading the intro and the brief history lesson in the very beginning where the author broke down the facts behind some of the story it made me realize that this is the perfect way to do history Take actual events and throw in a little fiction to really get people connected to the story and history being told.I won t give anything away for you but if you are readi [...]
Claudia Moscovici s Velvet Totalitarianism, addresses to any reader interested in comparing two political systems of the 80 s, before and during the fall of the Iron Curtain Eastern European totalitarianism and United States democracy By evoking the drama of family separation and the individual lives of the characters, the author traces the general and the particular experiences of a whole category of people constrained to move between political regimes in order to find answers to the questions [...]
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