We the Living

We the Living

Book - 2011
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First published in 1936, this classic novel portrays the impact of the Russian Revolution on three human beings who demand the right to live their own lives and pursue their own happiness. This is not a story of politics, but of the men and women who have to struggle for existence behind the Red banners and slogans.
Publisher: New York : New American Library, 2011.
Edition: 75th anniversary deluxe ed.
ISBN: 9780451233264
0451233263
Characteristics: xiii, 450 pages ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Peikoff, Leonard

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nbolin
Aug 30, 2017

I loved this book. It's one of very few that will stick with me. The story and characters were so clear to me. The weaving of the story between them was seamless and the ending so sad. Although the story had political undertones, I felt the story held itself up regardless of your political affiliation. I will read it again. To the other commenter, Tagenav (is that spelled right) was necessary to keep Leo alive, but at the end of the day, I would have dumped Leo and taken up with Andrei.

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neotech
Sep 16, 2013

I think "We the Living" offers an interesting perspective citizenship under communism. I was confused by the main character, Kira's relationship with Andrei Taganov. Kira's will power left lasting impression on me. She's a heroine.

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