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The Resource Word for word : a memoir of literature, politics, and survival in Soviet Russia, Lilianna Lungina ; as told by Oleg Dorman ; translated from the Russian by Polly Gannon and Ast A. Moore

Word for word : a memoir of literature, politics, and survival in Soviet Russia, Lilianna Lungina ; as told by Oleg Dorman ; translated from the Russian by Polly Gannon and Ast A. Moore

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Word for word : a memoir of literature, politics, and survival in Soviet Russia
Title
Word for word
Title remainder
a memoir of literature, politics, and survival in Soviet Russia
Statement of responsibility
Lilianna Lungina ; as told by Oleg Dorman ; translated from the Russian by Polly Gannon and Ast A. Moore
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
"A bestselling sensation in Russia, where it was called 'the most significant cultural event of the year, ' Word for Word is nothing less than the story of a nation's literary conscience--the history of the twentieth century as seen through the eyes of a single person. A child of the 1920s, Lilianna Lungina was a Russian Jew born to privilege, spending her childhood in Germany, France, and Palestine. But when her parents moved to the USSR when she was thirteen, Lungina became witness to many of the era's greatest upheavals. Exiled during World War II, dragged to KGB headquarters to report on her cosmopolitan friends, and subjected to her new country's ruthless, systematic anti-Semitism, Lungina nonetheless carved out a remarkable career as a translator who introduced hundreds of thousands of Soviet readers to Knut Hamsun, August Strindberg, and, most famously, Astrid Lindgren. In the process, she found herself at the very center of Soviet cultural life, meeting and befriending Pasternak, Brodsky, Solzhenitsyn, and many other major figures of the era's literature. Her extraordinary memoir--at once heartfelt and unsentimental--is an unparalleled tribute to a lost world"--
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A literary translator in the Soviet Union describes what it was like growing up a Russian Jew during World War II, facing unyielding anti-Semitism and massive upheavals, yet had a remarkable career making great works accessible to her country despite all odds
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Biography type
autobiography
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10386643
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DLC
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Lungina, L. Z
Dewey number
  • 418/.04092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P306.92.L86
LC item number
A3 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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Dorman, Oleg
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True
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  • Lungina, L. Z
  • Lungina, L. Z.
  • Translators
  • Jews, Ukrainian
  • Politics and literature
  • Soviet Union
  • Antisemitism
  • Soviet Union
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General
  • Lungina, L. Z
  • Antisemitism
  • Friendship
  • Intellectual life
  • Jews, Ukrainian
  • Politics and literature
  • Social history
  • Translators
  • Soviet Union
Target audience
adult
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a memoir of literature, politics, and survival in Soviet Russia
Label
Word for word : a memoir of literature, politics, and survival in Soviet Russia, Lilianna Lungina ; as told by Oleg Dorman ; translated from the Russian by Polly Gannon and Ast A. Moore
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Publication
Note
  • "First published in Russia in 2010 by Oleg Doorman"--Title page verso
  • Includes index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn880374644
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781468307320
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014017079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)880374644
Label
Word for word : a memoir of literature, politics, and survival in Soviet Russia, Lilianna Lungina ; as told by Oleg Dorman ; translated from the Russian by Polly Gannon and Ast A. Moore
Publication
Note
  • "First published in Russia in 2010 by Oleg Doorman"--Title page verso
  • Includes index
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
ocn880374644
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781468307320
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014017079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)880374644

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