Future bestseller from Pamela Travers. Journey to the USSR without Orchestras and Myths 14/02/2016 automatic translate
MOSCOW. The publishing house «Limbus-press» published a book by Pamela Travers about a trip to Russia that had not been published before.
The book «Pamela Lyndon Travers» (Moscow Excursion), was published in 1934, the Russian translation was released only in 2016. The paradox, but the book did not reach the sixth through the years of perestroika, when newspapers, magazines and the television that joined them barely kept pace with the rampant revelations and overthrow of former idols. Over the past 82 years, the book has not lost its relevance one iota, and some paragraphs can be taken for newly written notes for the day’s anger.
Reflecting on Moscow, Travers says that the time here seems to be reversed, about the explicit orientation of the country of the Soviets to the East, in contrast to the rest of the world aspiring to the West. About propaganda that effectively and talently introduces in the minds of citizens the priority of the idea of building an ideal communist society over the possibility of a stable and full life.
The first book Travers is doomed to become a bestseller, like her famous Mary Poppins.
Of particular value to the book about the life of the Soviet capital in 1932 is the fact that it was written not by an immigrant who was not offended by Soviet power, who was not accustomed to the local realities by a citizen of the country of the Soviets and not met with excesses by an imported celebrity. Complementary reviews of the trip to the USSR, left by Bernard Shaw, Leon Feuchtwanger and several other literary grandees, written under the impression of solemn receptions, orchestras, meals in decent restaurants and the benevolence of high-ranking officials. The novice writer Pamela Travers was not a significant character for party bosses, so she turned out to be a non-partisan outside observer whose opinion can be trusted to a much greater extent.
Travers did not plan a trip as part of an ordinary tourist group to blacken or praise what she saw. Her book is an impartial statement of facts. Scanty life of ordinary people, their humble humility, long queues for food, lack of the most necessary, vigilant watchdog Cheka, hard slave labor without decent pay and prospects. The humiliated intellectuals of the former, forced to ask for alms in the porch.