To the Memory of Childhood
From descriptions of friendship with such major literary figures as Anna Akhmatova and Isaac Babel to accounts of the struggle with obtuse and hostile censorship, from the heartbreaking story of the death of the daughter who had inspired so many stories to candid political statements, the extraordinary diary of Kornei Chukovsky is a unique account of the twentieth-century Russian experience.
About: A perceptive literary critic, a world-famous writer of witty and playful verses for children, a leading authority on childrenâs linguistic creativity, and a highly skilled translator, Kornei Chukovsky was a complete man of letters.
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