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The Irish novel that seduced the USSR

The Gadfly, an English-language book barely known in the West became a sensation behind the Iron Curtain, writes Benjamin Ramm.

BAX0HP Lengiz - Books in all Branches of Knowledge. Image shot 1925. Exact date unknown.One of the most popular English-language novels of the 20th Century is almost unknown in the English-speaking world – a global phenomenon in translation, now neglected in its original form.

The Gadfly, by Irish writer…

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