Please note: The text of this book is in Russian.
Vladimir Dimitrievich Dudintsev (July 29, 1918 – July 23, 1998) was a Ukrainian-born Russian writer who gained fame for his 1956 novel, Not by Bread Alone, published at the time of the Khruschev Thaw.
By the 1980s Era of Perestroika, Dudintsev was publishing White Garments, or Raiments (Belye Odezhdy) (1987), an exposé of the infamous agrobiologist, Troﬁm Lysenko, who challenged conventional wisdom in genetics with his claims that one could cultivate plants in such a way that they could thrive despite environmental factors like climate. In White Garments scientists from working class backgrounds are represented as usurpers, a complete reversal of the common Stalinist image of the worker, as somehow endowed with an intuitive mastery of science and engineering. Yet, in a sign of the times, Dudintsev received a Lenin prize for the novel the following year.
The book does not have a dust jacket. There is very light foxing to three or four of the end pages otherwise it is in excellent condition throughout.