Refusenik (Signed copy)

Signed by Mark Ya. Azbel. "Trapped in the Soviet Union"


Mark Ya. Azbal, with a foreword by Freeman Dyson


Hamish Hamilton, London, 1982
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Printing Details

First UK edition, hardback in dustwrapper. 23.5 × 16cm, xiii + 513pp.

Signed with a lengthy inscription to the ffep by Mark Ya. Azbel.

This autobiography describes the hardships of childhood in wartime Siberia, the joys and sorrows of becoming a full member of the privileged Soviet intelligentsia, the gradual growth of awareness of his Jewish roots, the transfer of his loyalties from Russia to Israel, the decision to emigrate, the drama of his five year leadership of the group of Jewish dissidents in Moscow, and the final safe arrival in the promised land with wife and daughter and cat.


The book is in very good condition, the dustwrapper is sound but sun-faded to the spine and front.



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