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The Faculty of Useless Knowledge

The Faculty of Useless Knowledge

Author(s): Yury Dombrovsky

Location(s): Kazakhstan

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1937

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Set in the Year of Terror, 1937, in Kazakhstan, this novel concerns a group of archaeologists who find themseleves caught up in an ambitious Cheka investigator’s attempt to set up a show trial in Alma-Ata to rival those taking place in Moscow. Zybin, a young student, faces interrogation in a cell.

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