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

The girl from the Metropol Hotel : growing up in communist Russia, Li︠u︡dmila Petrushevskai︠a︡ ; 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
Li︠u︡dmila Petrushevskai︠a︡ ; translated with an introduction by Anna Summers
Creator
Contributor
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, Li︠u︡dmila Petrushevskai︠a︡ 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
CaOAUW
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Petrushevskai︠a︡, Li︠u︡dmila
Dewey number
  • 891.78/4403
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Russian
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Summers, Anna
  • Petrushevskai︠a︡, Li︠u︡dmila
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Petrushevska?i|a, L?i|udmila
  • Petrushevska?i|a, L?i|udmila
  • Petrushevska?i|a, L?i|udmila
  • Hotel Metropol (Moscow, Russia)
  • Authors, Russian
  • Communism
  • Coming of age
  • Moscow (Russia)
  • Moscow (Russia)
  • Soviet Union
Target audience
adult
Label
The girl from the Metropol Hotel : growing up in communist Russia, Li︠u︡dmila Petrushevskai︠a︡ ; translated with an introduction by Anna Summers
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Malenʹka?i|a devochka iz "Metropol?i|a". St. Petersburg, Russia : Amfora, 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: Li︠u︡dmila Petrushevskai︠a︡'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
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
149 pages
Isbn
9780143129974
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 376153
  • (HPL)241270
  • 376153
Label
The girl from the Metropol Hotel : growing up in communist Russia, Li︠u︡dmila Petrushevskai︠a︡ ; translated with an introduction by Anna Summers
Publication
Note
Translation of: Malenʹka?i|a devochka iz "Metropol?i|a". St. Petersburg, Russia : Amfora, 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: Li︠u︡dmila Petrushevskai︠a︡'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
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
149 pages
Isbn
9780143129974
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 376153
  • (HPL)241270
  • 376153

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