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After discovering the autobiography of the Austrian communist and writer Hugo Huppert (1902–1982), historian George Huppert became absorbed in the life and work of this man, a Jew, perhaps a relative, who was born a few months after George’s father and grew up just miles away. Hugo seemed to embody a distinctly central European experience of his time, of people trapped between Hitler and Stalin. Using the unvarnished account found in Hugo’s notebooks, George Huppert takes the reader on a tour of the writer’s life from his provincial youth to his education and radicalization in Vienna; to Moscow where he meets Mayakovski and where he is imprisoned during Stalin’s purges; through the difficult war years and return to Vienna; to his further struggles with the communist party and his blossoming as a writer in the 1950s. Through all the twists and turns of this story, George remains a faithful presence, guiding the way and placing Hugo’s remarkable life in context. Comrade Huppert is a story of displacement and exile, the price of party loyalty, and the toll of war and terror on the mind of this emblematic figure.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Note on Translation
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. Chapter 1
  2. pp. 9-32
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  1. Chapter 2
  2. pp. 33-52
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  1. Chapter 3
  2. pp. 53-66
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  1. Chapter 4
  2. pp. 67-80
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  1. Chapter 5
  2. pp. 81-108
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  1. Chapter 6
  2. pp. 109-126
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  1. Chapter 7
  2. pp. 127-144
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  1. References
  2. pp. 145-150
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 151-158
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  1. About the Author
  2. p. 159
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253019844
Related ISBN
9780253019783
MARC Record
OCLC
942596320
Pages
176
Launched on MUSE
2016-03-07
Language
English
Open Access
No
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