|Plot Summary of Goodnight!|
|"During the 60's, russian writer André Siniavski secretly published books in the West under the name of Abram Tertz. In GOODNIGHT!, published in 1992, he recalls his 1966 trial when sentenced to a 7 years detention for having published anti-russian books and his life in the camp. The author also remembers moments of his youth, his friendship with a young genius who'll become a stool pigeon of the KGB and his encounter with a french woman who'll help him pass his manuscripts to the West. Fascinating book of a man who has been one of the first Russian dissidents."
Daniel Staebler, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Goodnight!|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Political/social rights fight
- fighting for free speech/press
Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)
War/Cloak & Dagger story?
- escaping repressive govt.
ethnic of society (outside)
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Biography of famous person?
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- Smarter than most other people
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- moving train
- fort/military installation
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Book makes you feel?
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- actual description of hetero sex
- descript. of female anat. (the big V)
Commentary on society?
- justice system
- a lot of flashback and forwards
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 0-25% of book
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 51-75% of book
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