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The Resource Brief loves that live forever : a novel, Andreï Makine ; translated from the French by Geoffrey Strachan

Brief loves that live forever : a novel, Andreï Makine ; translated from the French by Geoffrey Strachan

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Brief loves that live forever : a novel
Title
Brief loves that live forever
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Andreï Makine ; translated from the French by Geoffrey Strachan
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Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • An orphan reflects on the unbreakable bond between love and freedom in the Soviet Union
  • In Soviet Russia the desire for freedom is also a desire for the freedom to love. Lovers live as outlaws, traitors to the collective spirit, and love is more intense when it feels like an act of resistance. Now entering middle age, an orphan recalls the fleeting moments that have never left him: a scorching day in a blossoming orchard with a woman who loves another; a furtive, desperate affair in a Black Sea resort; the bunch of snowdrops a crippled childhood friend gave him to give to his lover
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In Soviet Russia the desire for freedom is also a desire for the freedom to love. Lovers live as outlaws, traitors to the collective spirit, and love is more intense when it feels like an act of resistance. Now entering middle age, an orphan recalls the fleeting moments that have never left him - a scorching day in a blossoming orchard with a woman who loves another; a furtive, desperate affair in a Black Sea resort; the bunch of snowdrops a crippled childhood friend gave him to give to his lover. As the dreary Brezhnev era gives way to Perestroika and the fall of Communism, the orphan uncovers the truth behind the life of Dmitri Ress, whose tragic fate embodies the unbreakable bond between love and freedom.
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Character
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10435769
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1957-
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Makine, Andreï
Dewey number
843/.914
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
fiction
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Strachan, Geoffrey
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True
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  • Interpersonal relations
  • Soviet Union
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Soviet Union
Target audience
adult
Label
Brief loves that live forever : a novel, Andreï Makine ; translated from the French by Geoffrey Strachan
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published as Livre des brèves amours éternelles by Editions du Seuil, Paris"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn889165111
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
viii, 134 pages
Isbn
9781555977122
Lccn
2014960049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)889165111
Label
Brief loves that live forever : a novel, Andreï Makine ; translated from the French by Geoffrey Strachan
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published as Livre des brèves amours éternelles by Editions du Seuil, Paris"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn889165111
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
viii, 134 pages
Isbn
9781555977122
Lccn
2014960049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)889165111

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