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Till My Tale is Told: Women's Memoirs of the Gulag (Indiana-Michigan Series in Russian & East European Studies)

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"How extraordinary it is that compassion and tenderness may flourish in the cruellest conditions; how stubbornly and bravely people survive them. This is not a depressing book but an inspiriting and encouraging one." --Doris Lessing

"The sixteen life stories are riveting.... testimony to the complexity of the human spirit[,] to miracles of survival and endurance in the most hellish of conditions.... Till My Tale Is Told remind[s] us of the importance of remembrance and testimony about this particularly brutal chapter of human history."

--The Women's Review of Books

Arrest, interrogation, imprisonment, trial and sentencing, transport, labor camps, internal exile, sometimes release, often followed by re-arrest and re-imprisonment and, for those who outlived Stalin, eventual reprieve and rehabilitation these are the outlines of the experiences recorded by 16 courageous Russian women whose moving testimonies, most of them written in secret and at great personal risk, are presented here.

Synopsis:

"...a fascinating, brave and in many ways heartening book ..." - Times Literary Supplement " ...some of the best of the enormous, mostly untranslated Gulag memoir literature." - Anne Applebaum, Literary Review (London) " ...probably the most gripping and detailed addition to the famous fundamental work by Solzhenitsyn. This book should be read by everybody ..." - The Spectator "How extraordinary it is that compassion and tenderness may flourish in the cruellest conditions; how stubbornly and bravely people survive them. This is not a depressing book but an inspiriting and encouraging one." - Doris Lessin

Table of Contents

Preface to the Russian Edition by Simeon Vilensky

Preface to the English Edition by Simeon Vilensky

1. Olga Adamova-Sliozberg, My Journey

2. Yelena Vladimirova, From "Kolyma: A Narrative Poem"

3. Bertha Babina-Nevskaya, My First Prison, February 1922

4. Nadezhda Grankina, Notes by Your Contemporary

5. Veronica Znamenskaya, To This Day

6. Vera Shulz, Taganka

7. Galina Zatmilova, A Part of History

8. Nadezhda Surovtseva, Memoirs of Kolyma

9. Yelena Sidorkina, Years Under Guard

10. Zoya Marchenko, How it Was

11. Anna Barkova, Selected Poems

12. Tamara Petkevich, Just One Fate

13. Tatyana Leshchenko-Sukhomlina, Selections from "My Guitar"

14. Hava Volovich, My Past

15. Nadezhda Kanel, A Meeting at the Lubyanka

16. Zayara Vesyolaya, 7-35

Afterword by John Crowfoot

Important Dates

Glossary

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253214768
Editor:
Vilensky, Simeon
Editor:
Vilensky, Simon
Translator:
Crowfoot, John
Editor:
Vilensky, Simeon
Editor:
Vilensky, Simon
Author:
Crowfoot, John
Author:
Farquharson, Marjorie
Author:
Vilensky, Simeon
Author:
Vilensky, Simon
Author:
Vilensky, Simeon S.
Translator:
Crowfoot, John
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Penology
Subject:
Soviet Union
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Subject:
Russia (pre & post Soviet Union)
Subject:
Eurasian Studies; Autobiography; Biography and Memoir; East European; Europe; Gender; History; Memoirs and Letters; Russia; Russia History; Russian; Twentieth Century or Later; Women
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Indiana-Michigan Series in Russian and East European Studies
Publication Date:
20011031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
17 bandw photos
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
9.21 x 6.14 x 0.78 in

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"Synopsis" by , "...a fascinating, brave and in many ways heartening book ..." - Times Literary Supplement " ...some of the best of the enormous, mostly untranslated Gulag memoir literature." - Anne Applebaum, Literary Review (London) " ...probably the most gripping and detailed addition to the famous fundamental work by Solzhenitsyn. This book should be read by everybody ..." - The Spectator "How extraordinary it is that compassion and tenderness may flourish in the cruellest conditions; how stubbornly and bravely people survive them. This is not a depressing book but an inspiriting and encouraging one." - Doris Lessin
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