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commissariat of enlightenment

Ken Kalfus

commissariat of enlightenment

[a novel]

by Ken Kalfus

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Published by Ecco in New York, NY .
Written in English


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Statementby Ken Kalfus.
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LC ClassificationsPS/PZ
The Physical Object
Pagination295 p. ;
Number of Pages295
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22519630M
ISBN 100060501367


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Part II takes place nine, war-filled years later, after Russia has faced the horrors of The Great War, the Bolshevik revolution, and the civil war, and Stalin is putting some of these principles into effect through the Commissariat of Enlightenment. Gribshin, now known as Comrade Astapov.

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