THE VIEW FROM LENIN HILLS by William Taubman

THE VIEW FROM LENIN HILLS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The author, a graduate student at Columbia, spent a year at Moscow University, eating at the stolovaia, picking up studentkas, listening to the chatter of babushkas watching an estradnye konsterty, drinking lots of char, and assuming that the reader can keep up with his Russian. This difficulty might have been redeemed had the author escaped the current cliches surrounding Soviet youth today. The stereotype, however, is confirmed as one discovers the students sneaking copies of the New York Times, dancing the frug, listening to jazz, and being skeptical about communism as the wave of the future. There is little in this book that has not already appeared in Time and Newsweek.

Pub Date: Oct. 12th, 1967
Publisher: Coward-McCann