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Sofia Petrovna

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Sofia Petrovna is Lydia Chukovskaya's fictional account of the Great Purge. Sofia is a Soviet Everywoman, a doctor's widow who works as a typist in a Leningrad publishing house. When her beloved son is caught up in the maelstrom of the purge, she joins the long lines of women outside the prosecutor's office, hoping against hope for good news. Confronted with a world that makes no moral sense, Sofia goes mad, a madness which manifests itself in delusions little different from the lies those around her tell every day to protect themselves.

Synopsis:

Sofia Petrovna is Lydia Chukovskaya's fictional account of the Great Purge. Her eponymous heroine is a Soviet Everywoman, a doctor's widow who works as a typist in a Leningrad publishing house.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810111509
Translator:
Werth, Aline
Translator:
Chukovskaia, Lidiia Korneevna
Author:
Chukovskaya, Lydia
Author:
Chukovskaia, Lidiia Korneevna
Author:
Werth, Aline
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Location:
Evanston, Ill. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
Soviet Union
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Soviet Union History 1925-1953 Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
3
Series:
European Classics
Series Volume:
10546
Publication Date:
19940631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
120
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.13 in

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