Lesley Chamberlain (review date 17 November 1995)
SOURCE: A review of Don't Die Before You're Dead, in Times Literary Supplement, November 17, 1995, p. 27.
[In the following review, Chamberlain appreciates the vitality and balance of the account of the 1991 Russian putsch in Don't Die Before You're Dead.]
Yevgeny Yevtushenko is a household name in Russia, where his poetry has entered the language. His ability to survive in a position of privilege through four decades of Soviet life has, however, so damaged his moral reputation that...
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