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Diary of a Soviet Schoolgirl - 1932-1937 (03 Edition)

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Recently unearthed in the archives of the NKVD, Nina Lugovskaya's diary provides a rare window into the daily routines of an educated Moscow family during the 1930s. Nina's diary begins in 1932, after her father's return from three years exile in Siberia. Her family is still living in their large apartment, her older sisters are still singing and drawing, but money is scarce and knocks at the door are cause for alarm.

Much like Anne Frank, 13-year-old Nina Lugovskaya is conscious of the extraordinary dangers all around her, yet preoccupied by ordinary adolescent concerns: boys and parties and who she wants to be when she grows up-a writer. Traumatized by her father's first arrest, she hates Stalin and abhors his dictatorship, but cannot discuss her feelings with her exhausted mother or her friends. Her diary is her confidant, personal and political, as much a portrait of her lonely inner world as it is of the Soviet outer one - the lies, the hypocrisy, the arrests and injustice.

The diary ends in January 1937, the day before the NKVD conducted a thorough search of her family's apartment. Her diary was seized, carefully studied and the "incriminating" passages underlined (these markings have been preserved in the book). After her arrest in March, these passages were used to convict her as a "counterrevolutionary" who was "preparing to kill Stalin."

About the Author

Nina Lugovskaya spent five years in a Kolyma prison camp and seven more years in exile. These experiences silenced her forever and she became a painter instead of a writer. She died in 1993.

Product Details

ISBN:
9785717200653
Subtitle:
1932-1937
Translator:
Turnbull, Joanne
Translator:
Turnbull, Joanne
Author:
Lugovskaya, Nina
Author:
Turnbull, Joanne
Publisher:
Glas
Location:
Moscow, Russia
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History
Subject:
Girls
Subject:
Soviet Union
Subject:
School children
Subject:
Political persecution
Subject:
General Biography
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Glas New Russian Writing
Series Volume:
Vol.32 of the GLAS S
Publication Date:
20030901
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 b/w photographs
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in

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