Testimony: The Memoirs of Dmitri Shostakovich

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Testimony: The Memoirs of Dmitri Shostakovich

Edited by Solomon Volkov
Harper, 1979
289 pp. $15.00
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The personal story, presumably authentic, of the Russian composer's struggle with himself and the constraints of the system to which he had to conform. A powerful searchlight that illuminates Soviet society and the relationship between creative art and political power in the Stalinist period and after.