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The Resource There once lived a woman who tried to kill her neighbor's baby : scary fairy tales, by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya ; selected and translated with an introduction by Keith Gessen and Anna Summers

There once lived a woman who tried to kill her neighbor's baby : scary fairy tales, by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya ; selected and translated with an introduction by Keith Gessen and Anna Summers

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There once lived a woman who tried to kill her neighbor's baby : scary fairy tales
Title
There once lived a woman who tried to kill her neighbor's baby
Title remainder
scary fairy tales
Statement of responsibility
by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya ; selected and translated with an introduction by Keith Gessen and Anna Summers
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Masterworks of economy and acuity, these brief, trenchant tales by Russian author and playwright Petrushevskaya, selected from her wide-ranging but little translated oeuvre over the past 30 years, offer an enticement to English readers to seek out more of her writing. The tales explore the inexplicable workings of fate, the supernatural, grief and madness, and range from adroit, straightforward narratives to bleak fantasy. Frequently on display are the decrepit values of the Soviet system, as in The New Family Robinson, where a family tries to outsmart everyone by relocating to a ramshackle cabin in the country. Domestic problems get powerful and tender treatment; in My Love, a long-suffering wife and mother triumphs over her husband's desire for another woman. Darker material dominates the last section of the book, with tortuous stories, heavy symbolism and outright weirdness leading to strange and unexpected places. Petrushevskaya's bold, no-nonsense portrayals find fresh, arresting expression in this excellent translation
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TXG
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Petrushevskai͡a, Li͡udmila
Dewey number
891.7344
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gessen, Keith
  • Summers, Anna
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Petrushevskai͡a, Li͡udmila
  • Petrushevskai͡a, Li͡udmila
Label
There once lived a woman who tried to kill her neighbor's baby : scary fairy tales, by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya ; selected and translated with an introduction by Keith Gessen and Anna Summers
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • New soul
  • New Robinson Crusoes: a chronicle of the end of the twentieth century
  • Miracle
  • Requiems
  • God Poseidon
  • My love
  • Fountain house
  • Shadow life
  • Two kingdoms
  • There's someone in the house
  • Introduction
  • Fairy tales. Father
  • Cabbage-patch mother
  • Marilena's secret
  • Old monk's testament
  • Black coat
  • Songs of the Eastern Slavs
  • Arm
  • Revenge
  • Incident at Sokolniki
  • Mother's farewell
  • Allegories
  • Hygiene
Control code
1798992
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiii, 206 pages
Isbn
9781524704407
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781524704407
  • (OCoLC)1015375079
Label
There once lived a woman who tried to kill her neighbor's baby : scary fairy tales, by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya ; selected and translated with an introduction by Keith Gessen and Anna Summers
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • New soul
  • New Robinson Crusoes: a chronicle of the end of the twentieth century
  • Miracle
  • Requiems
  • God Poseidon
  • My love
  • Fountain house
  • Shadow life
  • Two kingdoms
  • There's someone in the house
  • Introduction
  • Fairy tales. Father
  • Cabbage-patch mother
  • Marilena's secret
  • Old monk's testament
  • Black coat
  • Songs of the Eastern Slavs
  • Arm
  • Revenge
  • Incident at Sokolniki
  • Mother's farewell
  • Allegories
  • Hygiene
Control code
1798992
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiii, 206 pages
Isbn
9781524704407
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781524704407
  • (OCoLC)1015375079

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