The girl from the Metropol Hotel

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Written in English
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Subjects:

  • Social life and customs,
  • Friends and associates,
  • Russian Authors,
  • Family,
  • Coming of age,
  • Communism,
  • Hotel Metropol (Moscow,Russia),
  • Childhood and youth,
  • Biography,
  • History

Edition Notes

Original Russian edition: 2006.

StatementLudmilla Petrushevskaya ; translated with an introduction by Anna Summers
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPG3485.E724 Z4613 2017
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 149 pages
Number of Pages149
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27227463M
ISBN 10014312997X
ISBN 109780143129974
LC Control Number2016031256
OCLC/WorldCa950444041

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Book Review | April 01 The Girl from the Metropol Hotel: Growing up in Communist Russia by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya Petrushevskaya, Ludmilla, The Girl from the Metropol Hotel: Growing up in Communist Russia, trans. The Girl from the Metropol Hotel, Russian writer Lyudmilla Petrushevskaya ’ s memoir of her childhood, opens with a series of events that will sound familiar to anyone with a basic knowledge of Soviet history: in the ’ s, her grandmother ’ s siblings and their spouses, all prominent Bolsheviks, were arrested in Moscow. Officially sentenced to “ ten years of hard labor without the. Early life. Petrushevskaya was born in Moscow, USSR, on 26 May , in the stately Metropol Hotel. She lived there with her family until , when her father, a Bolshevik intellectual, was declared an enemy of the state. He abandoned Petrushevskaya and her mother, who were forced to flee the city for Kuibyshev (now Samara). Following this, Petrushevskaya recounts a harrowing early childhood Born: 26 May (age 81), Moscow, Soviet Union. Review 'The Girl from the Metropol Hotel' is a Soviet tale of loss, lack, resilience Turkish pianist's Twitter barbs land him conviction for insulting Islam Ukraine crisis: Crimean leader asks for Author: Harlow Robinson.

Born across the street from the Kremlin in the opulent Metropol Hotel - the setting of the New York Times best-selling novel A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles - Ludmilla Petrushevskaya grew up in a family of Bolshevik intellectuals who were reduced in the wake of the Russian Revolution to waiting in .

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As she unravels the threads of her itinerant upbringing—of feigned orphandom, /5(49). The Girl from the Metropol Hotel is a short memoir of the time after her twenty-seven-year-old mother finished university and returned to her grandparents' house after four years away to bring Ludmilla back to Moscow.

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'The Girl from the Metropol Hotel' is a Soviet tale of loss, lack, resilience The terrible deprivations of Ludmilla Petrushevskaya's Soviet-era childhood were Author: Liesl Schillinger.

Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography The prizewinning memoir of one of the world’s great writers, about coming of age as an enemy of the people and finding her voice in Stalinist Russia Born across the street from the Kremlin in the opulent Metropol Hotel—the setting of the New York Times bestselling novel A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles—Ludmilla.

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In The Girl from the Metropol Hotel, her prizewinning memoir, she recounts her childhood of extreme deprivation--of wandering the streets like a young Edith Piaf, singing for alms, and living by her wits like Oliver Twist, a diminutive figure far removed from the heights she would attain as an internationally celebrated writer.

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Today, NBCC board member Carlin Romano offers an appreciation of autobiography finalist Ludmilla Petrushevskaya’s The Girl from the Metropol Hotel (Penguin Books).

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Ludmilla Petrushevskaya’s slender, fragmentary memoir, The Girl From the Metropol Hotel, is strangely much closer in tone and craft to Soviet absurdist poetry than it is to these classic memoirs. That poetry is exemplified by authors such as Daniil Kharms and Aleksander Vvedensky, known for their farcical depictions of early Soviet life in all its casual brutality 4/4(4).

In this memoir, acclaimed novelist Petrushevskaya (There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor’s Baby) recounts her impoverished Moscow childhood with. Dirty, “shaggy, covered with lice and bedbug bites,” for a time she begged in the streets, once pretending to be crippled.

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My uninterrupted memories begin with the war, summer of Mama is carrying me to a bomb shelter, a designated subway station after hours. I’m watching the night sky, crisscrossed by light beams; they look like fireworks. In reality, they are plane detectors. I remember not wanting to go un.

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release of her memoir, The Girl from the Metropol Hotel: Growing Up in Communist Russia, Petrushevskaya explores the eventful, turbulent childhood that shaped her worldview in spare, often darkly humorous vignettes, gracefully translated by Anna Summers. Born in into a family of Bolsheviks who were among those declared enemies of the state by Stalin, the author grew up in the.

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