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Title : The Confessions of a Little Man During Great Days (1917)
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ISBN : 9781167094460
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 250 Pages
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  • David
    2019-04-04 03:02

    The Confessions is the fictitious diary of a bank worker in Petrograd (St. Petersburg) during World War I and Germany's eastward push. Dementev's age protects him from being drafted and he wants to remain guarded against the popular enthusiasm of the war. His resistance to the wave of patriotism sweeping all others around him is admirable and he gives good enough reasons for it even though they are doomed to be misunderstood by others around him. However, his defenses soon break down as the Germans continue to advance. The war becomes almost the least of his troubles as tragedy strikes his family. The journal of this simple man develops into an extremely volatile oscillation of emotions. Grief, loneliness, feelings of insignificance, impotence, rage, horror...everything touches the life of Dementev in these evil days. His repeated complaints of being a nobody magnifies how he is swept along all of these currents against his will. Amazingly, the dominant theme of human fragility focuses a light upon humanity's greatest challenge. How can a war like this ever become reality? What has man become? "Who is it strives for union? and who prevents it?"