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Edmund Wilson's magnum opus, To the Finland Station, is a stirring account of revolutionary politics, people, and ideas from the French Revolution through the Paris Commune to the Bolshevik seizure of power in It is a work of history on a grand scale, at once sweeping and detailed, closely reasoned and passionately argued, that succeeds in painting 5/5(6).
The book is essentially a history of socialism viewed through mini-biographies of key players from the French Revolution to Lenin arriving at the Finland Station in At times Wilson reviews books such as Das Kapital and when he does, he does This is a well-written book/5.
The sub title indicates the scope of this acute and well ordered study of revolution, in theory and in action. In fact it might be defined as a biography of revolution, the formation of revolutionary ideas, their presentation and their fulfillment.
The first third of the book deals with Michelet and his followers, Renan, Taine and France, who were to usher in the decline of Author: Edmund Wilson. Review written for and requested by "To the Finland Station" To the Finland Station by Edmund Wilson () [NY Review of Books, NYC,originally published ] is sub-titled "A study in the writing and acting of history".
This great book Cited by: To the Finland Station is, ultimately, a celebration of the power of ideas. I find in this book a sense of religious awe at the mystery of human ideas: how a strange, compelling thought is born.
“In an age of historical amnesia, To the Finland Station can remind us that our history is alive and open and rich with excitement and promise.” —Marshall Berman, The New York Times Book Review “Every so often, you come across a book of nonfiction that is more gripping in its plot and richer in its understanding of human beings than a thousand novels put together.
Edmund Wilson's "To The Finland Station" is a history of communism from Michelet to Lenin. Well that's not exactly correct-this book is many books rolled into one. First it is a history of the idea of a Marxist interpretation of history.
Second it is a first-hand account of the efforts by Marx and Engels to start a communist by: To the Finland Station is a sympathetic history of revolutionary socialist thought from the French Revolution to the moment in when Lenin arrived at the Finlyandsky Rail Terminal in St.
Petersburg. In other words, it’s about the road to the Bolshevik Revolution, and it’s not a declension narrative—in fact quite the opposite. Lenin is depicted as a harsh but necessary. And yet “To the Finland Station” is, if not a great book, a grand book.
It brings a vanished world to life. When you undertake historical research, two truths that sounded banal come to seem Author: Louis Menand. To the Finland Station, critical and historical study by Edmund Wilson of European writers and theorists of socialism who set the stage for the Russian Revolution of It was published in book form inalthough much of the material had previously appeared in The New Republic.
The work discusses European socialism, anarchism, and various theories of revolution from Written: The first thing that strikes us about “To the Finland Station” today, as soon as we are a little way into the book, is the breathtaking vastness of its : Marshall Berman.
To the Finland Station was a much different read without the weight of all that that Introduction to the edition mentioned above (this is the book I have), Wilson admits that there is too rosy a view of the socialist experiment as found in Russia after the Revolution, and as well a too rosy view of Lenin/5(30).
To the Finland Station is perhaps the only book on the grand scale to come out of the Thirties - in either England or America. It contains to a novel degree the human history of an argument, from its roots to its innumerable branches, domestic and emotional %(17).
The book is not just a book about the Russian Revolution. It is a book about the process that led to the Russian Revolution. The works of the revolutionaries like Marx and Engels changed the way people looked t things and the way they did things. In this respect, TO THE FINLAND STATION is a book about history and the importance of history.
Louis Menand discussed the life and work of Edmund Wilson, author of [To the Finland Station]. Menand wrote a new introduction to the recent paperback edition from New York Review of. TO THE FINLAND STATION EDMUND WILSON (–) is widely regarded as the preeminent American man of letters of the twentieth century.
Over his long career, he wrote for Vanity Fair, helped edit The New Republic, served as chief book critic for The New Yorker, and was a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books. Wilson was the File Size: KB.
He traveled with an entourage of revolutionaries and upstarts, but my companion was a book I’ve long admired, To the Finland Station, Edmund Wilson’s magisterial history of Author: Joshua Hammer. In the end, Finland lost a tenth of its territory, including an Arctic port, ceded to the Soviet Union.
There’s a new wrinkle in the Russia-Finland relations. The Finns, feeling threatened as. To the Finland Station: A Study in the Writing and Acting of History is the most famous book by the American critic and historian Edmund Wilson.
Published inthe work presents the history of revolutionary thought and the birth of socialism, from the French Revolution through the collaboration of Marx and Engels to the arrival of Lenin at.
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Twayne, pp., $ Let us try a mental experiment. Suppose Lenin had not got to Petersburg inhad arrived too late. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle.
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If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 2 Statue of Lenin at Finland Station (Finlyandskiy Vokzal) tours on Tripadvisor4/5(80). Edmund Wilson's magnum opus, To the Finland Station, is a stirring account of revolutionary politics, people, and ideas from the French Revolution through the Paris Commune to the Bolshevik seizure of power in It is a work of history on a grand scale, at once sweeping and detailed, closely reasoned and passionately argued, that succeeds in painting an unforgettable.
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Edmund Wilson's `To the Finland Station `is intellectual history on a grand scale, full of romance, idealism, intrigue, and conspiracy, that traces the revolutionary ideas that shaped the modern world from the French Revolution up through Lenin's arrival at Finland Station in St.
Petersburg in /5(K). The author's account of the aspirations towards revolution from the dreamers of the romantic period via Marx and Engels to Lenin's arrival at the Finland station in Petrograd in The author also wrote "Axel's Castle", "The Wound and the 5/5(1).
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Approximately one in every six Finns between the ages of 15 and 79 buys at least ten books per year. Together, these major consumers buy over half of all books sold. Overall, book buying is quite common: three out of four Finns buy at least one book per year. Lenin arrived at Finland Station years ago today, reshaping Bolshevik strategy and the course of the Russian Revolution.
Our spring issue, “ Pandemic Politics,” is on its way from the printer and will be released soon. Presidents Trump and Vladimir Putin are meeting in Helsinki, Finland. “I go in with very low expectations,” Trump said. TOP STORIES. To the Finland Station.By January,“To the Finland Station” had sold only 4, copies.
Doubleday took over the rights and reprinted it that year, but sales continued to be slow. The book did not begin to attract readers until it came out in paperback, as one of the first Anchors, in This is a book review of To the Finland Station by Edmund Wilson.
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