In Memory Of Memory

Translated bySasha Dugdale

March 2, 2021|
In Memory Of Memory by Sasha Dugdale
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Shortlisted for the 2021 International Booker Prize
Longlisted for the National Book Awards: Translated Literature
Longlisted for the 2021 Baillie Gifford Prize
Winner of the 2018 Bolshaya Kniga Award
Winner of the 2019 NOS Literature Prize

An exciting contemporary Russian writer explores terra incognita: the still-living margins of history.

With the death of her aunt, the narrator is left to sift through an apartment full of faded photographs, old postcards, letters, diaries, and heaps of souvenirs: a withered repository of a century of life in Russia. Carefully reassembled with calm, steady hands, these shards tell the story of how a seemingly ordinary Jewish family somehow managed to survive the myriad persecutions and repressions of the last century.

In dialogue with writers like Roland Barthes, W. G. Sebald, Susan Sontag, and Osip Mandelstam, In Memory of Memory is imbued with rare intellectual curiosity and a wonderfully soft-spoken, poetic voice. Dipping into various forms—essay, fiction, memoir, travelogue, and historical documents—Stepanova assembles a vast panorama of ideas and personalities, offering an entirely new and bold exploration of cultural and personal memory.

Maria Stepanova, born in Moscow in 1972, is one of the most powerful and distinctive voices of Russia''s first post-Soviet literary generation. An award-winning poet and prose writer, essayist, and journalist, Stepanova is the author of ten poetry collections and three books of essays. Her poems have been translated into numerous langu...
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Title:In Memory Of Memory
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:448 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 1.4 in
Shipping dimensions:448 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 1.4 in
Published:March 2, 2021
Publisher:Book*hug Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781771666596

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