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Titre Mud and stars : travels in Russia with Pushkin, Tolstoy, and other geniuses of the Golden Age / Sara Wheeler
Auteur Wheeler, Sara, author
Éditeur New York : Pantheon Books, [2019]
©2019
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Genre Biographies
Sujet anglais Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeevich, 1799-1837 -- Homes and haunts
Gogolʹ, Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich, 1809-1852 -- Homes and haunts
Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910 -- Homes and haunts
Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich, 1818-1883 -- Homes and haunts
Literary landmarks -- Russia (Federation)
Authors, Russian -- 19th century -- Biography
Russian literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism
Russia (Federation) -- Description and travel
Genre Biographies
Sujet français Pouchkine, Alexandre, 1799-1837 -- Résidences et lieux familiers
Gogol, Nicolas, 1809-1852 -- Résidences et lieux familiers
Tolstoï, Léon, 1828-1910 -- Résidences et lieux familiers
Tourgueniev, Ivan, 1818-1883 -- Résidences et lieux familiers
Écrivains -- Résidences et lieux familiers -- Russie
Écrivains russes -- 19e siècle -- Biographies
Littérature russe -- 19e siècle -- Histoire et critique
Russie -- Descriptions et voyages
Description xv, 287 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Édition First American edition
Bibliographie Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-278) and index.
Dépouillement The people stay silent -- A heart's journey -- The heart within the tomb -- I am yours in heart -- We all come out from under Gogol's overcoat -- We shall rest -- The lady Macbeth of Mtsensk -- The poetry of procrastination -- Deep-sea fish -- Envoi
Résumé With the writers of the Golden Age as her guides—Pushkin, Tolstoy, Gogol, and Turgenev, among others—Sara Wheeler searches for a Russia not in the news, traveling from rinsed northwestern beet fields and the Far Eastern Arctic tundra to the cauldron of nationalities, religions, and languages in the Caucasus. Bypassing major cities as much as possible, she goes instead to the places associated with the country’s literary masters. With her, we see the fabled Trigorskoye (“three hills”) estate that Pushkin frequented during his exile, now preserved in his honor. We look for Dostoevsky along the waters of Lake Ilmen, site of the only house the restless writer ever owned. We pay tribute to the single stone that remains of Tolstoy’s birthplace. Wheeler weaves these writers’ lives and works around their historical homes, giving us rich portraits of the many diverse Russias from which these writers spoke. As she travels, Wheeler follows local guides, boards with families in modest homestays, eats roe and pelmeni and cabbage soup, invokes recipes from Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking, learns the language, and observes the pattern of outcry and silence that characterizes life under Vladimir Putin. Illustrated with both historical images and contemporary snapshots of the people and places that shaped her journey, Mud and Stars gives us timely, witty, and deeply personal insights into Russia, then and now. -- Provided by publisher
ISBN 9781524748012
   
   
 
Bibliothèque Note Cote Statut
 L'OCTOGONE - Adultes - Documentaires    891.709 W562m 2019  RETOUR 21-08-20
 
 
 
   
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