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The Resource The girl from the Metropol Hotel : growing up in communist Russia, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya ; translated with an introduction by Anna Summers

The girl from the Metropol Hotel : growing up in communist Russia, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya ; translated with an introduction by Anna Summers

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The girl from the Metropol Hotel : growing up in communist Russia
Title
The girl from the Metropol Hotel
Title remainder
growing up in communist Russia
Statement of responsibility
Ludmilla Petrushevskaya ; translated with an introduction by Anna Summers
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Language
eng
Summary
"The prizewinning memoir of one of the world's great writers, about coming of age and finding her voice amid the hardships of Stalinist Russia. Like a young Edith Piaf, wandering the streets singing for alms, and like Oliver Twist, living by his wits, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya grew up watchful and hungry, a diminutive figure far removed from the heights she would attain as an internationally celebrated writer. In The Girl from the Metropol Hotel, her prizewinning memoir, she recounts her childhood of extreme deprivation, made more acute by the awareness that her family of Bolshevik intellectuals, now reduced to waiting in bread lines, once lived large across the street from the Kremlin in the opulent Metropol Hotel. As she unravels the threads of her itinerant upbringing--of feigned orphandom, of sleeping in freight cars and beneath the kitchen tables of communal apartments, of the fugitive pleasures of scraps of food--we see, both in her remarkable lack of self-pity and in the more than two dozen photographs throughout the text, her feral instinct and the crucible in which her gift for giving voice to a nation of survivors was forged"--
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autobiography
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Petrushevskai︠a︡, Li︠u︡dmila
Dewey number
  • 891.78/4403
  • B
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Petrushevskai︠a︡, Li︠u︡dmila
  • Petrushevskai︠a︡, Li︠u︡dmila
  • Petrushevskai︠a︡, Li︠u︡dmila
  • Authors, Russian
  • Moscow (Russia)
  • Hotel Metropol (Moscow, Russia)
  • Moscow (Russia)
  • Communism
  • Coming of age
  • Soviet Union
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • HISTORY / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Label
The girl from the Metropol Hotel : growing up in communist Russia, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya ; translated with an introduction by Anna Summers
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Original Russian edition: 2006
Contents
Introduction: Ludmilla Petrushevskaya's War / by Anna Summers -- The Girl from the Metropol Hotel -- Family Circumstances : The Vegers -- The War -- Kuibyshev -- Kuibyshev : Survival Strategies -- How I Was Rescued -- The Durov Theater -- Searching for Food -- Dolls -- Victory Night -- The Officers' Club -- The Courtiers' Language -- The Bolshoi Theater -- Down the Ladder -- Literary Sleep-Ins -- My Performances : Green Sweater -- The Portrait -- The Story of a Little Sailor -- My New Life -- The Hotel Metropol -- Mumsy -- Summer Camp -- Chekhov Street : Grandpa Kolya -- Trying to Fit In -- Children's Home -- I Want to Live! -- Snowdrop -- The Wild Berries -- Gorilla -- Dying Swan -- Sanych -- Foundling
Control code
zzv143 b1641533
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xix, 149 p.
Isbn
9780143129974
Lccn
2016031256
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The girl from the Metropol Hotel : growing up in communist Russia, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya ; translated with an introduction by Anna Summers
Publication
Note
Original Russian edition: 2006
Contents
Introduction: Ludmilla Petrushevskaya's War / by Anna Summers -- The Girl from the Metropol Hotel -- Family Circumstances : The Vegers -- The War -- Kuibyshev -- Kuibyshev : Survival Strategies -- How I Was Rescued -- The Durov Theater -- Searching for Food -- Dolls -- Victory Night -- The Officers' Club -- The Courtiers' Language -- The Bolshoi Theater -- Down the Ladder -- Literary Sleep-Ins -- My Performances : Green Sweater -- The Portrait -- The Story of a Little Sailor -- My New Life -- The Hotel Metropol -- Mumsy -- Summer Camp -- Chekhov Street : Grandpa Kolya -- Trying to Fit In -- Children's Home -- I Want to Live! -- Snowdrop -- The Wild Berries -- Gorilla -- Dying Swan -- Sanych -- Foundling
Control code
zzv143 b1641533
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xix, 149 p.
Isbn
9780143129974
Lccn
2016031256
Other physical details
ill.

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