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Author Petrushevskai︠a︡, Li︠u︡dmila, author.

Title The girl from the Metropol Hotel : growing up in communist Russia / Ludmilla Petrushevskaya ; translated with an introduction by Anna Summers.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Penguin Books, [2017]

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 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  92 PETRUSHEVSKAYA    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  BIOG. PETRUSHEVSKAYA, L.    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  BIOGRAPHY PETRUSHEVSKAIA    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  BIO PETRUSHEVSKAYA    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  B PETRUSHEVSKAYA, LUDMILLA    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Biography  B PETRUSHEVSKAYA    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  92 PETRUSHEVSKAYA, LUD    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  891.78 PET    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Biographies  B PETRUSHEVSKAYA LUDMILLA P    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Biographies  BIOG PETRUSHEVSKAYA, LUDMILLA    Check Shelf
Description xix, 149 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Note Original Russian edition: 2006.
Summary "The prizewinning memoir of one of the world's great writers, about coming of age and finding her voice amid the hardships of Stalinist Russia. Like a young Edith Piaf, wandering the streets singing for alms, and like Oliver Twist, living by his wits, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya grew up watchful and hungry, a diminutive figure far removed from the heights she would attain as an internationally celebrated writer. In The Girl from the Metropol Hotel, her prizewinning memoir, she recounts her childhood of extreme deprivation, made more acute by the awareness that her family of Bolshevik intellectuals, now reduced to waiting in bread lines, once lived large across the street from the Kremlin in the opulent Metropol Hotel. As she unravels the threads of her itinerant upbringing--of feigned orphandom, of sleeping in freight cars and beneath the kitchen tables of communal apartments, of the fugitive pleasures of scraps of food--we see, both in her remarkable lack of self-pity and in the more than two dozen photographs throughout the text, her feral instinct and the crucible in which her gift for giving voice to a nation of survivors was forged"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Introduction: Ludmilla Petrushevskaya's War / by Anna Summers -- The Girl from the Metropol Hotel -- Family Circumstances : The Vegers -- The War -- Kuibyshev -- Kuibyshev : Survival Strategies -- How I Was Rescued -- The Durov Theater -- Searching for Food -- Dolls -- Victory Night -- The Officers' Club -- The Courtiers' Language -- The Bolshoi Theater -- Down the Ladder -- Literary Sleep-Ins -- My Performances : Green Sweater -- The Portrait -- The Story of a Little Sailor -- My New Life -- The Metropol Hotel -- Mumsy -- Summer Camp -- Chekhov Street : Grandpa Kolya -- Trying to Fit In -- Children's Home -- I Want to Live! -- Snowdrop -- The Wild Berries -- Gorilla -- Dying Swan -- Sanych -- Foundling.
Subject Petrushevskai︠a︡, Li︠u︡dmila -- Childhood and youth.
Petrushevskai︠a︡, Li︠u︡dmila -- Family.
Petrushevskai︠a︡, Li︠u︡dmila -- Friends and associates.
Hotel Metropol (Moscow,Russia) -- History -- 20th century.
Authors, Russian -- 20th century -- Biography.
Moscow (Russia) -- Biography.
Moscow (Russia) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Communism -- Social aspects -- Soviet Union -- History.
Coming of age -- Soviet Union.
Soviet Union -- History -- 1925-1953 -- Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary.
HISTORY / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Added Title Malenʹkai︠a︡ devochka iz "Metropoli︠a︡". English
Other Form: Online version: Petrushevskai︠a︡, Li︠u︡dmila, author. Girl from the Metropol Hotel New York, New York : Penguin Books, [2017] 9781101993514 (DLC) 2016035280
ISBN 9780143129974 (paperback)
014312997X (paperback)
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