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The Resource The Kremlin ball, by Curzio Malaparte ; translated and with an introduction by Jenny McPhee

The Kremlin ball, by Curzio Malaparte ; translated and with an introduction by Jenny McPhee

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The Kremlin ball
Title
The Kremlin ball
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by Curzio Malaparte ; translated and with an introduction by Jenny McPhee
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  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"Perhaps only the impeccably perverse imagination of Curzio Malaparte could have conceived of The Kremlin Ball, which might be described as Proust in the corridors of Soviet power. The book is set at the end of the 1920s, when the Great Terror may have been nothing more than a twinkle in Stalin's eye, but when the revolution was accompanied by a growing sense of doom. In Malaparte's vision it is from his nightly opera box, rather than the Kremlin, that Stalin surveys Soviet high society, its scandals and amours and intrigues among beauties and bureaucrats, including the legendary ballerina Marina Semyonova and Olga Kameneva, a sister of the exiled Trotsky, who though a powerful politician is so consumed by dread that everywhere she goes she gives off the smell of rotting meat. This extraordinary court chronicle of Communist life (for which Malaparte also contemplated the title God Is a Killer) was published posthumously and appears now in English for the first time"--
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It is from his nightly opera box, rather than the Kremlin, that Stalin surveys Soviet high society, its scandals and amours and intrigues among beauties and bureaucrats, including the legendary ballerina Marina Semyonova and Olga Kameneva, a sister of the exiled Trotsky, who though a powerful politician is so consumed by dread that everywhere she goes she gives off the smell of rotting meat. This court chronicle of Communist life was published posthumously and appears now in English for the first time
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10651186
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1898-1957
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Malaparte, Curzio
Dewey number
853/.912
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Italian
Literary form
fiction
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McPhee, Jenny
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True
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New York Review Books classics
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  • Social classes
  • Moscow (Russia)
  • Soviet Union
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Manners and customs
  • Social classes
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Soviet Union
Target audience
adult
Label
The Kremlin ball, by Curzio Malaparte ; translated and with an introduction by Jenny McPhee
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn991367928
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781681372099
Lccn
2017046485
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)991367928
Label
The Kremlin ball, by Curzio Malaparte ; translated and with an introduction by Jenny McPhee
Publication
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
ocn991367928
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781681372099
Lccn
2017046485
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)991367928

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