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Fyodor Vasilievich Gladkov, A. S. Arthur (Translated by), C. Ashleigh (Translated by)

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A classic of socialist realism, Cement became a model for Soviet fiction in the decades following its publication in the early 1920s. Gleb, a soldier hero, returns from the revolution to a world in transition, as demonstrated by the reorganization of the local cement factory for the massive national effort. His wife, Dasha, is now a leader of the Women's Section of the Communist Pary, an activist in a society where women are suddenly men's equals. Gleb finds that he cannot easily pick up the threads of their old relationship or adjust to this new social order.
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Original Binding: Paperback
Pages: 311 pages
ISBN-10: 0810111608
Item Weight: 0.96 lbs
Dimensions: 5.1 x 1.2 x 7.8 inches
"Written with push and power, its action develops quickly and effectively, at times with real dramatic swing . . . Gladkov describes the life and customs of the Communist milieu with perfect realism and without idealization." —New York Times
FYODOR VASILIEVICH GLADKOV (1883–1958) was born into a peasant family in the village of Chenavka, in the district of Petrovsk. As a young man, he lived in Kuban, where he became involved in revolutionary activities. He was exiled from 1905–1908.