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'He killed his enemies because he was afraid they would kill him. Amin ordered entire tribes to be put to death, because he feared they would rebel.'


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'Amin knew that neither West nor East would criticize him for fear that he would support the other side. He felt he was untouchable and he said so openly.'


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'Readership was high, and very attentive. It was people's only source of knowledge about the world.'


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'The tradition of Russian literature is also an eastern tradition of learning poetry and prose by heart.'


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'Money changes all the iron rules into rubber bands.'


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'The tradition of Russian literature is also an eastern tradition of learning poetry and prose by heart.'


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'This is the most intimate relationship between literature and its readers: they treat the text as a part of themselves, as a possession.'


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'There are several reasons why Russians view the oppressive state positively. First, in the Russian Orthodox religion, there is an understanding of authority as something sent by God.'


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'My writing is a combination of three elements. The first is travel: not travel like a tourist, but travel as exploration. The second is reading literature on the subject. The third is reflection.'

 

 

 

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