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The Philosophy Steamer

Lenin and the Exile of the Intelligensia

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The Philosophy Steamer by Lesley Chamberlain
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In 1922, Lenin personally drew up a list of some 220 'undesirable' intellectuals to be deported in preparation for the creation of the Soviet Union in December of that year. Two ships sailed from Petrograd that autumn, taking around 70 of these eminent men and their families away to what became permanent exile in Berlin, Prague and Paris. Using diaries, letters and memoirs, The Philosophy Steamer tells the story of the philosophers, writers, journalists and scholars thrown out of their homeland and forced to join emigre communities. It also explores the fate of ideas: not just those of Lenin, but also of the men who, though forced to leave their homeland, made unique contributions to the cultural and intellectual life of the twentieth century.

Author Biography

Lesley Chamberlain is a writer and reviewer distinguished for her wide-ranging work from travel (In the Communist Mirror) to philosophy (Nietzsche in Turin). Her most recent book is Motherland: A Philosophical History of Russia.
Release date NZ
May 10th, 2007
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
Main - Print on Demand
Illustrations
8 pages of black and white plates
Imprint
Atlantic Books
Pages
432
Dimensions
130x197x31
ISBN-13
9781843540939
Product ID
1644584

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