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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Publication date July 15, 2010
Pages 367
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781906497156
ISBN-10 190649715X
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 1.52 lbs.
Original list price $21.95
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
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In this novel from esteemed political writer Tariq Ali, a father, Vlady, loses his job when he refuses to renounce socialist beliefs in the newly unified Germany—and as a result wants to explain to his alienated son what their family’s long and passionate involvement with communism has really meant. The story he tells is of Ludwik, a Polish secret agent and Gertrude, Vlady’s mother, whose desire for Ludwik is matched only by her devotion to the communist ideal. As the plot unfolds through the political upheavals of the twentieth century, Vlady describes the hopes aroused by the Bolshevik revolution and discovers the almost unbearable truth about the family’s betrayal. Written with deep political insight and sensitivity, Fear of Mirrors relates the extraordinary history of Central Europe from the perspective of those on the other side of the Cold War.

“Ali folds his drama around the tight, cultlike atmosphere of Communist Party life, peopled by idealists who find their lives encumbered by betrayals, power grabs, and corruption and who, in the post-Communist era, must come to terms with their complicity with Stalinism. . . . This is a valuable book, especially for those interested in the current thinking of the European left.”—Publishers Weekly, on the first edition

 


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from Univ of Chicago Pr (July 15, 2010)
9781906497156 | details & prices | 367 pages | 6.25 × 7.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.52 lbs | List price $21.95
About: In this novel from esteemed political writer Tariq Ali, a father, Vlady, loses his job when he refuses to renounce socialist beliefs in the newly unified Germany—and as a result wants to explain to his alienated son what their family’s long and passionate involvement with communism has really meant.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780137555628 Book cover for 9781784786939 Book cover for 9781900850100
 
Reprint edition from Verso Books (November 29, 2016)
9781784786939 | details & prices | 240 pages | List price $16.95
About: The story of a family whose life mirrors the rise and fall of the Soviet Union With the fall of Communism, East German dissident Vlady Meyer’s life begins to fall apart.
With Ellen Sweatt | 3 edition from Prentice Hall (June 1, 1999); titled "Financial Accounting: Working Papers"
9780137555628 | details & prices | 11.00 × 8.50 × 1.75 in. | 3.35 lbs | List price $38.80
This edition also contains Financial Accounting: Working Papers
About: ASIN: 0137555628 Product Name: Financial Accounting: Working Papers
from Arcadia Books Ltd (November 1, 1998)
9781900850100 | details & prices | 239 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Lovers want to know the truth, but they do not always want to tell it.

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