Dreiser’s Russian Diary

Dreiser's Russian Diary

The University of Pennsylvania Dreiser Edition

by Theodore Dreiser

Edited by Thomas P. Riggio and James L.W. West III

Published by: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

312 pages, 152.00 x 229.00 x 0.00 mm, 16 illus.

  • ISBN: 9780812280913
  • Published: September 1996



Theodore Dreiser's Russian Diary is an extended record of the American writer's travels throughout the Soviet Union in 1927-28. Dreiser was initially invited to Moscow for a week-long observance of the tenth anniversary of the October Revolution. He asked, and was granted, permission to make an extended tour of the country.

This previously unpublished diary is a firsthand record of life in the USSR during the 1920s as seen by a leading American cultural figure. It is a valuable primary source, surely among the last from this period of modern history.