In Exile from St Petersburg
Paperback | Mar 2018 | Brandl & Schlesinger | 9780648176404 | 296pp | 210x135mm | Forthcoming | GEN | AUD$29.95, NZD$34.99
With a passport stamped 'never to return', St Petersburg intellectual and publisher Abram Kagan was expelled by Lenin in 1922, ending up in Berlin, where his young son Anatol would read the proofs of Leon Trotsky’s History of the Russian Revolution. But these were dangerous times for people of Jewish origins and soviet passports, witnessing and opposing the Nazis coming to power.
“The Kagan family’s journey out of Europe in the tumultuous days between the Russian Revolution and the World War II makes an exciting read” Trixie and Bruce Harvey (historians)
“Fascinating as Saulovich’s life weaves through arguably the most dramatic time in the 20th century” Dorian Thorpe (writer & musician)
“Abram Saulovitch Kagan was a brilliant and resourceful person of humanity and integrity” Bart Plunkett (public servant & political activist)
“Wonderful insights into the world of literature and publishing in various places” Judith Armstrong (Russian studies scholar and novelist)