Writing on Russia and Russians
By (author) Tatyana Tolstaya
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Pushkin's Children by Tatyana Tolstaya
Book DescriptionThese twenty pieces address the politics, culture, and literature of Russia with both flair and erudition. Passionate and opinionated, often funny, and using ample material from daily life to underline their ideas and observations, Tatyana Tolstaya s essays range across a variety of subjects. They move in one unique voice from Soviet women, classical Russian cooking, and the bliss of snow to the effect of Pushkin and freedom on Russia writers; from the death of the czar and the Great Terror to the changes brought by Gorbachev, Yeltsin, and Putin in the last decade. Throughout this engaging volume, the Russian temperament comes into high relief. Whether addressing literature or reporting on politics, Tolstaya s writing conveys a deep knowledge of her country and countrymen. Pushkin s Children is a book for anyone interested in the Russian soul."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780618125005
(218mm x 139mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Houghton Mifflin (Trade)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publish Date: 23-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United States
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In Tolstaya's vaudevillian-dystopian novel, set 200 years after an apocalyptic disaster destroys Russia, a lowly scribe is elevated to a life of privilege and becomes the bibliophile from hell.
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