The Infernal Library: On Dictators, the Books They Wrote, and Other Catastrophes of Literacy

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"Since the days of the Roman Empire dictators have written books. But in the twentieth-century despots enjoyed unprecedented print runs to (literally) captive audiences. The titans of the genre--Stalin, Mussolini, and Khomeini among them--produced theoretical works, spiritual manifestos, poetry, memoirs, and even the occasional romance novel and established a literary tradition of boundless tedium that continues to this day. How did the production of literature become central to the running of regimes? What do these books ...

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The Infernal Library: On Dictators, the Books They Wrote, and Other Catastrophes of Literacy
2019, Picador USA, New York

ISBN-13: 9781250181602

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The Infernal Library: On Dictators, the Books They Wrote, and Other Catastrophes of Literacy
2018, Henry Holt & Company, New York

ISBN-13: 9781627793421

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