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Fear of Mirrors

A Fall-of-Communism Novel

by Tariq Ali

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The story of a family whose life mirrors the rise and fall of the Soviet Union
With the fall of Communism, East German dissident Vlady Meyer's life begins to fall apart. As the German nation unifies, his wife splits up with him. He loses his university job now that the times have turned against his Marxist views. He wants to tell his alienated son, Karl, what his family's long and passionate involvement with communism really meant, but he can't. Vlady's story is interwoven with that of Ludwik, Kim Philby's recruiter, and his four comrades, brilliant Galician secret agents working for the Fourth Department of the Red Army.
Thoughtful and intimate, Fear of Mirrors unfolds an expansive plot that touches on the greatest political upheavals of the twentieth century. Its protagonist captures the hopes once roused by the Bolshevik Revolution and the hard realities that followed; Vlady Meyer is a mirror reflecting impeccably the intellectual milieu of an incomparable period.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Verso Books
Imprint:
Verso
Publication Date:
2016

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Tariq Ali (Author)

Tariq Ali is a writer and filmmaker. He has written more than a dozen books on world history and politics—including Pirates of the Caribbean, Bush in Babylon, The Clash of Fundamentalisms and The Obama Syndrome—as well as novels including the high...

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