By Thomas Riha
"This new and enlarged model of Readings in Russian Civilization is the results of particularly huge revisions. There at the moment are seventy two rather than sixty four goods; 20 of the choices are new. the 1st quantity has passed through the least swap with three new goods, of which 2 seem in English for the 1st time. within the moment quantity there are 6 new goods; them all seem in English for the 1st time. The 3rd quantity has passed through the best revision, with eleven new goods, of which 6 are newly translated from the Russian. it's the editor's wish that goods disregarded within the new version are not sorely neglected, and that the hot decisions will come in handy and illuminating. the purpose, all through, has been to hide parts of data and classes which were overlooked within the first version, and to incorporate themes that are vital within the examine of the Russian previous and current. "The bibliographical headnotes were enlarged, with the outcome that there at the moment are nearly two times as many entries as within the previous version. New citations comprise not just works that have seemed considering the fact that 1963, but in addition older books and articles that have come to the editor's attention."—From the Editor's Preface ". . . a really apt mix of seminal works and more moderen commentaries that achieves the editor's function of stimulating interest and constructing some extent of view."—C. Bickford O'Brien, The Russian assessment "These 3 volumes hide relatively good the most sessions of Russian civilization. the alternative of the articles and different fabric is made via a reliable and independent scholar."—Ivan A. Lopatin, Professor of Asian and Slavic reviews, college of Southern California
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LENIN IN ITALY The next time we met after Paris was in Capri. I had a very strange impression at that time-as though V. Ilyitch were twice in Capri and in two sharply different moods. One Ilyitch, when 1 met him at the wharf, immediately declared to me resolutely: "I know, A. , that you are always hoping that it will be possible to reconcile me with the Machists although I warned you of the futility of it in a letter. " Then I told him that in my eyes A. A. Bogdanov, A. Lunacharsky and V. A.
A. Bogdanov, A. Lunacharsky and V. A. Bazarov were important people, highly and thoroughly educated, and had no equals in the Party. "Granted. -Ed. 5 N. K. -Ed. -Ed. 8 The party of big capital and landowners. -Ed. Days with Lenin "That means that the hope of reconciliation is still alive after all? It is quite useless," he said. "Put it out of your head, as completely as possible, I advise you as a friend. " A. A. Bogdanov, who was an extremeIy attractive person, of a very mild charaeter and very fond of Lenin, though with a rather high opinion of himself, had to listen to these biting and painful words: "Schopenhauer said that 'clear thinking means clear speaking' and I think he never said a truer word.
Once I was driving him along Myasnitskaya Street when the traffic was very heavy. I hardly moved forward. I was afraid of the car getting smashed and was sounding the horn, feeling very worried. He opened the door, reached me by standing on the footboard, meanwhile running the risk of being knocked down, and urged me to go forward. ' I am an old chauffeur. " Two years later in Capri, when he was discussing the Utopian novel with A. A. "~ 522 Days with Lenin A MEETING IN PARIS When he said good-bye to me in London he promised to come to Capri for a rest.
Readings in Russian Civilization: Volume 3, Soviet Russia, 1917-1963 by Thomas Riha