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Russians: The People Behind the Power

Russians: The People Behind the Power


作者  /  Gregory Feifer

出版社 / Twelve

出版日期 / 2015/02/17

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

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前美國公共廣播電視台莫斯科特派員Gregory Feifer為讀者描繪出俄羅斯眾生相,並且透過許多個人故事,道出數世紀來形塑俄羅斯民族性的各種原因。

「Gregory Feifer的《俄羅斯人》加入了由西方記者所寫的經典書單中,這些記者都曾經報導昔日蘇聯的政治與文化…。而Feifer的特殊之處在於,他對俄羅斯(不只是蘇維埃)歷史的廣泛理解,使他從不同的方向報導這個有著許多毀滅性問題的國家。」-《紐約時報書評》

為什麼世界能源大國俄羅斯可以引發國際社會的批判之聲?又為什麼俄羅斯總統普丁可以在貧富差距越拉越大的同時,依舊受到民眾歡迎?本書藉由揭露俄羅斯的民族性,來探索俄羅斯人看似矛盾的性格。Gregory Feifer在本書修正了許多西方世界對俄羅斯的誤解,並且在書中顯示,如果從俄羅斯內部來看,那些看似矛盾的情況其實是合理的。

作者穿越俄羅斯大地,採訪數百位民眾,和他們暢談各種不同的議題,從性與伏特加,到俄羅斯與世界的複雜關係。不管是極富的寡頭政治者,或是在莫斯科街頭行乞的老婦,這些故事所訴說的是,在專制政權下一個充滿活力的社會,而這個根植於傳統的領導階層常常處於崩潰的邊緣。

令人生畏的地理環境、殘酷的氣候、嚴重的貪腐,卻產生出世界最偉大的某些藝術與先進的科學,我們焉能忽視在這片土地上生存的人民?

From former NPR Moscow correspondent Gregory Feifer comes an incisive portrait that draws on vivid personal stories to portray the forces that have shaped the Russian character for centuries-and continue to do so today.

RUSSIANS explores the seeming paradoxes of life in Russia by unraveling the nature of its people: what is it in their history, their desires, and their conception of themselves that makes them baffling to the West? Using the insights of his decade as a journalist in Russia, Feifer corrects pervasive misconceptions by showing that much of what appears inexplicable about the country is logical when seen from the inside. He gets to the heart of why the world's leading energy producer continues to exasperate many in the international community. And he makes clear why President Vladimir Putin remains popular even as the gap widens between the super-rich and the great majority of poor.

Traversing the world's largest country from the violent North Caucasus to Arctic Siberia, Feifer conducted hundreds of intimate conversations about everything from sex and vodka to Russia's complex relationship with the world. From fabulously wealthy oligarchs to the destitute elderly babushki who beg in Moscow's streets, he tells the story of a society bursting with vitality under a leadership rooted in tradition and often on the edge of collapse despite its authoritarian power.

Feifer also draws on formative experiences in Russia's past and illustrative workings of its culture to shed much-needed light on the purposely hidden functioning of its society before, during, and after communism. Woven throughout is an intimate, first-person account of his family history, from his Russian mother's coming of age among Moscow's bohemian artistic elite to his American father's harrowing vodka-fueled run-ins with the KGB.

What emerges is a rare portrait of a unique land of extremes whose forbidding geography, merciless climate, and crushing corruption has nevertheless produced some of the world's greatest art and some of its most remarkable scientific advances. RUSSIANS is an expertly observed, gripping profile of a people who will continue challenging the West for the foreseeable future.








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誠品26碼 /2681483198002
ISBN 13 /9781455509638
ISBN 10 /1455509639
EAN /9781455509638

頁數384
尺寸20.3X13.2CM
裝訂平裝
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語言英文
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