Six Weeks in Russia in 1919 (Classic Reprint) by Arthur RansomeSix Weeks in Russia in 1919 (Classic Reprint) by Arthur Ransome

Six Weeks in Russia in 1919 (Classic Reprint)

byArthur Ransome

Paperback | August 5, 2018

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Excerpt from Six Weeks in Russia in 1919

On reading my manuscript through, I find it quite surprisingly dull. The one thing that I should have liked to transmit through it seems somehow to have slipped away. I should have liked to explain what was the appeal of the revolution to men like Colonel Robins and myself, both of us men far removed in origin and upbringing from the revolutionary and socialist movements in our own countries. Of course no one who was able, as we were able, to watch the men of the revolution at close quarters could believe for a moment that they were the mere paid agents of the very power which more than all others represented the stronghold they had set out to destroy. We had the knowledge Of the injustice being done to these men to urge us in their defence. But there was more in it than that. There was the feeling, from which we could never escape, of the creative effort of the revolution. There was the thing that distinguishes the creative from other artists, the living, vivifying expression of something hitherto hidden in the consciousness of humanity. If this book were to be an accurate record of my own impressions, all the drudgery, gossip, quarrels, arguments, events and experiences it contains would have to be set against a background of that extraordinary vitality which obstinately persists in Moscow even in these dark days of discomfort, disillusion, pestilence, starvation and unwanted war.

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Title:Six Weeks in Russia in 1919 (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:164 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.35 inPublished:August 5, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:133086784X

ISBN - 13:9781330867846

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