October: The Story of the Russian Revolution
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Published By Verso Books
ISBN : 9781784782788
Category : Russia
Format : Paperback
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“This gripping account is a re-enactment of the Russian Revolution... His writing can be as passionate as that of the poets of the time: Alexander Blok, Mikhail Kuzmin, Marina Tsvetaeva, to mention some of those quoted here. Miéville's own special effects are of a piece with them.” – Financial Times

“Miéville is an ideal guide through this complex historical moment, giving agency to obscure and better-known participants alike, and depicting the revolution as both a tragically lost opportunity and an ongoing source of inspiration.” – Publishers Weekly (★ Starred Review)

“When one of the most marvellously original writers in the world takes on one of the most explosive events in history, the result can only be incendiary” – Barbara Ehrenreich

“To give a new generation of readers a fresh account of the great revolution, incorporating all the post-1989 archival discoveries and scholarly research, is a singularly daunting task. To render it in vivid, oracular prose, moving across the pages with the gathering force of a hurricane, is something that only China Miéville could achieve.” – Mike Davis

“Elegantly constructed and unexpectedly moving” – Sheila Fitzpatrick, London Review of Books

“Miéville presents the action with his novelist’s eye … An intriguing march to revolution, told here with clarity and insight.” – Kirkus

“There are delightful grace notes here over and above a brisk and perceptive narrative.” – Stuart Kelly, Scotsman

“Cinematic and vivid” – Newsweek

“Readers will be satisfied that October gives them the literary equivalent of bearing witness to world history.” – Booklist

“It’s as if John Reed, author of the classic piece of revolutionary journalism, Ten Days That Shook the World, woke from a decades-long sleep to tell the story of 1917 once again.” – Counterpunch

China Miéville is the multi-award-winning author of many works of fiction and non-fiction. His fiction includes The City and the City, Embassytown and This Census-Taker, and has won the Hugo, World Fantasy and Arthur C. Clarke Awards. His non-fiction includes London's Overthrow and Between Equal Rights. He has written for various publications, including the New York Times, Guardian, and Granta, and is a founding editor of the quarterly Salvage.

 



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