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Modernism, Internationalism and the Russian Revolution$
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David Ayers

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780748647330

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647330.001.0001

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British Visitors to Russia

British Visitors to Russia

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(p.93) Chapter 4 British Visitors to Russia
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Modernism, Internationalism and the Russian Revolution
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David Ayers

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647330.003.0005

This chapter deals with the writings of some of the British visitors to Russia, including John Cournos, the modernist writer, who produced an early anti-Bolshevik pamphlet; Robert Wilton, the anti-Semitic correspondent for the Times, and Michael Farbman, correspondent for the Manchester Guardian, who offered highly contrasting early accounts; Bertrand Russell and H.G. Wells, whose accounts were distinguished by the cultural status of their authors, the latter much noted for an interview with Lenin; and Francis McCullagh, the former journalist, now British officer and agent taken prisoner by the Bolsheviks, who offered quite contrasting perspectives to those of the official visitors.

Keywords:   John Cournos, Robert Wilton, Michael Farbman, Bertrand Russell, H. G. Wells, Lenin, Francis McCullagh, Times, Manchester Guardian

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