- By Tatyana Tolstaya Jamey Gambrell Alma Guillermoprieto

Pushkin's Children: Writing on Russia and Russians

  • Title: Pushkin's Children: Writing on Russia and Russians
  • Author: Tatyana Tolstaya Jamey Gambrell Alma Guillermoprieto
  • ISBN: 9780618125005
  • Page: 304
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pushkin s Children Writing on Russia and Russians These twenty pieces address the politics culture and literature of Russia with both flair and erudition Passionate and opinionated often funny and using ample material from daily life to underline

    These twenty pieces address the politics, culture, and literature of Russia with both flair and erudition Passionate and opinionated, often funny, and using ample material from daily life to underline their ideas and observations, Tatyana Tolstaya s essays range across a variety of subjects They move in one unique voice from Soviet women, classical Russian cooking, and tThese twenty pieces address the politics, culture, and literature of Russia with both flair and erudition Passionate and opinionated, often funny, and using ample material from daily life to underline their ideas and observations, Tatyana Tolstaya s essays range across a variety of subjects They move in one unique voice from Soviet women, classical Russian cooking, and the bliss of snow to the effect of Pushkin and freedom on Russia writers from the death of the czar and the Great Terror to the changes brought by Gorbachev, Yeltsin, and Putin in the last decade Throughout this engaging volume, the Russian temperament comes into high relief Whether addressing literature or reporting on politics, Tolstaya s writing conveys a deep knowledge of her country and countrymen Pushkin s Children is a book for anyone interested in the Russian soul.

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    1. Reading Pushkin's Children is as good as a trip to Russia--not only for its content, the type of thing you'd hear over a table cluttered with vodka glasses, pickles and pelmeni--but the style, the assuredness which is the best thing about the Russian intelligentsia. Twenty essays on developments within Russia in the cartwheel decade of the 1990s--political and cultural Her political analyses are quick, witty and cut to her personal take on Russian cultural truths. I loved her attacks on the late [...]

    2. Picked this up on a whim at the library and was rewarded with incredibly smart and engaging essays! Really enjoyable reading.

    3. A lot of these essays are book reviews, which are lots of fun to read. I think I know less about the Russian state of mind than I did before I started. They apparently an inscrutable people.

    4. Everyone who has ever asked me a question about Russia or Putin should read this book. Cause she's got the answers.

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