This book appeared 57 years after the death of Ilia Beshkov, as many years as he himself lived. For the first time, the artist's diary, written in the fifties, was published here. He himself calls it the "Black Notebook." It has tremendous insights into the world, the events, the people who are moving this world. While he writes his diary, others keep "notes," complete his dossier - a total of 200 pages.