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CHUKOVSKAYA, L[ydia] Chukovskaia

Title Sof’ya Petrovna: Russian Studies. Edited with an introduction, notes & vocabulary by John Murray.
Publisher London Bristol Classical Press
Date 2006
Book ID 37690

Description

Reprint. P/b., xviii+123 pp.. A good copy. Very light signs of use. Clean and tight. Brief note in ink to rear cover inside, small dent to upper cover. Else clean and tight. This is a fictional account of one woman's experience following the arrest of her son during the Yezhov purges. Drawing on the author's own experience, this novella paints an almost documentary-style picture of life in Leningrad during this period. The story of the publication of the book, written in 1939-40 but not published in the Soviet Union until 1988, is treated in the introduction, which also contains a brief biography of the author, a vocabulary and notes.
Price: £8.00

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