By John Steinbeck, Susan Shillinglaw, Robert Capa
Steinbeck and Capa's account in their trip via chilly struggle Russia is a vintage piece of reportage and commute writing.
Just after the Iron Curtain fell on japanese Europe, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer John Steinbeck and acclaimed battle photographer Robert Capa ventured into the Soviet Union to record for the New York usher in Tribune. This infrequent chance took the well-known tourists not just to Moscow and Stalingrad – now Volgograd – yet during the geographical region of the Ukraine and the Caucasus. Hailed by way of the hot York occasions as "superb" whilst it first seemed in 1948, A Russian Journal is the distillation in their trip and is still a notable memoir and distinct ancient document.
What they observed and movingly recorded in phrases and on movie was once what Steinbeck known as "the nice different facet there ... the non-public lifetime of the Russian people." not like different Western reporting approximately Russia on the time, A Russian Journal is freed from ideological obsessions. quite, Steinbeck and Capa recorded the bleak realities of manufacturing unit staff, govt clerks, and peasants, as they emerged from the rubble of global struggle II—represented right here in Capa's stirring images along Steinbeck's masterful prose. via all of it, we're given intimate glimpses of 2 artists on the peak in their powers, answering their have to record human fight. This version good points an advent through Steinbeck student Susan Shillinglaw.
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