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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

Label
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
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Petrushevskai͡a, Li͡udmila
Dewey number
  • 891.78/4403
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PG3485.E724
LC item number
Z4613 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Petrushevskai͡a, Li͡udmila
  • Petrushevskai͡a, Li͡udmila
  • Petrushevskai͡a, Li͡udmila
  • Hotel Metropol (Moscow, Russia)
  • Authors, Russian
  • 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
Carrier category
volume
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
1719766
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xix, 149 pages
Isbn
9780143129974
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016031256
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1719766
  • (OCoLC)950444041
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
Carrier category
volume
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
1719766
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xix, 149 pages
Isbn
9780143129974
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016031256
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1719766
  • (OCoLC)950444041

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