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Sofia Petrovna / Edition 3
     

Sofia Petrovna / Edition 3

by Lydia Chukovskaya, Aline Werth
 

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ISBN-10: 0810111500

ISBN-13: 9780810111509

Pub. Date: 06/08/1994

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

Sofia Petrovna is Lydia Chukovskaya's fictional account of the Great Purge. Sofia is a Soviet Everywoman, a doctor's widow who works as a typist in a Leningrad publishing house. When her beloved son is caught up in the maelstrom of the purge, she joins the long lines of women outside the prosecutor's office, hoping against hope for good news.

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Sofia Petrovna is Lydia Chukovskaya's fictional account of the Great Purge. Sofia is a Soviet Everywoman, a doctor's widow who works as a typist in a Leningrad publishing house. When her beloved son is caught up in the maelstrom of the purge, she joins the long lines of women outside the prosecutor's office, hoping against hope for good news. Confronted with a world that makes no moral sense, Sofia goes mad, a madness which manifests itself in delusions little different from the lies those around her tell every day to protect themselves. Sofia Petrovna offers a rare and vital record of Stalin's Great Purges.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810111509
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Publication date:
06/08/1994
Series:
European Classics Series
Edition description:
3
Pages:
120
Sales rank:
411,776
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.42(d)

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