In This Review

By Jo Grimond
Heinemann/Holmes & Meier, 1980, 315 pp

A very personal revelation of the erosion of communist faith, leading to disillusionment, dissidence and eventual emigration-a familiar theme of emigré books now published in the West. At the same time, it is a sharp portrayal of the workings of the Soviet cultural bureaucracy and of the interplay of the Soviet literature, international cultural relations, political events, and the "system" as it has existed in the U.S.S.R. and Eastern Europe.