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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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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • 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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A memoir from the best-selling and award-winning Russian author, describes waiting in bread lines with her Bolshevik family who once lived across the street from the Kremlin and being raised by her aunt and grandmother after her mother left
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10552571
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 891.78/4403
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
growing up in communist Russia
Label
The girl from the Metropol Hotel : growing up in communist Russia, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya ; translated with an introduction by Anna Summers
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=2829975
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Publication
Note
Original Russian edition: 2006
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
ocn954719864
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101993514
Lccn
2016035280
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
44903AFE-6EE8-4438-98B5-5DD2E146DCE1
System control number
(OCoLC)954719864
Label
The girl from the Metropol Hotel : growing up in communist Russia, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya ; translated with an introduction by Anna Summers
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=2829975
Publication
Note
Original Russian edition: 2006
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
ocn954719864
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101993514
Lccn
2016035280
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
44903AFE-6EE8-4438-98B5-5DD2E146DCE1
System control number
(OCoLC)954719864

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