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The Resource The big green tent, Ludmila Ulitskaya ; translated from the Russian by Polly Gannon

The big green tent, Ludmila Ulitskaya ; translated from the Russian by Polly Gannon

Label
The big green tent
Title
The big green tent
Statement of responsibility
Ludmila Ulitskaya ; translated from the Russian by Polly Gannon
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
'The Big Green Tent' is the kind of book the term 'Russian novel' was invented for. A sweeping saga, it tells the story of three school friends who meet in Moscow in the 1950s and go on to embody the heroism, folly, compromise, and hope of the Soviet dissident experience. These three boys-an orphaned poet; a gifted, fragile pianist; and a budding photographer with a talent for collecting secrets-struggle to reach adulthood in a society where their heroes have been censored and exiled. Rich with love stories, intrigue, and a cast of dissenters and spies, 'The Big Green Tent' offers a panoramic survey of life after Stalin and a dramatic investigation into the prospects for integrity in a society defined by the KGB. Each of the central characters seeks to transcend an oppressive regime through art, a love of Russian literature, and activism. And each of them ends up face-to-face with a secret police that is highly skilled at fomenting paranoia, division, and self-betrayal. An artist is chased into the woods, where he remains in hiding for four years; a researcher is forced to deem a patient insane, damning him to torture in a psychiatric ward; a man and his wife each become collaborators, without the other knowing. Ludmila Ulitskaya's big yet intimate novel belongs to the tradition of Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, and Pasternak: a work of politics, love, and belief that is a revelation of life in dark times
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation location within source
  • September 01, 2015
  • November 01, 2014
  • October 01, 2014
  • October 20, 2014
Citation source
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Booklist
  • Library Journal
  • Publishers Weekly
Dewey number
891.73/5
Index
no index present
LC call number
PG3489.2.L58
LC item number
Z4513 2015
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
The big green tent, Ludmila Ulitskaya ; translated from the Russian by Polly Gannon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 577-579)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2014016972
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
viii, 579 pages
Isbn
9780374166670
Lccn
2014016972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)869263715
Label
The big green tent, Ludmila Ulitskaya ; translated from the Russian by Polly Gannon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 577-579)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2014016972
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
viii, 579 pages
Isbn
9780374166670
Lccn
2014016972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)869263715

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