Notes From The Blockade by Lydia GinzburgNotes From The Blockade by Lydia Ginzburg

Notes From The Blockade

byLydia Ginzburg

Paperback | October 25, 2016

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Incredible story of struggle and survival during the siege of Leningrad during the Second World War.
     The 900-day siege of Leningrad (1941) was one of the turning points of the Second World War. It slowed down the German advance into Russia and became a national symbol of survival and resistance. From her own experience as a survivor of the blockade and using facts, conversations and impressions collected over the years, Lidiya Ginzburg has created a remarkable everyman hero in whom she distils the collective experience of life under siege. Though the author may depict, often painfully, the hunger and harrowing conditions of that period, the reader takes away a different impression: the dignity, vitality and intellectual resilience of the thinking mind as it records and makes sense of extreme experience. This first translation of a classic work of documentary fiction, reminscient of the work of Primo Levi and Albert Camus, introduces a major twentieth-century Russian writer to English-language readers.
LIDIYA GINZBURG, a respected Russian literary critic, was often at odds with the Soviet literary establishment and much of her writing had to be confined to the 'desk drawer'. She was born in Odessa in 1902 and moved to Leningrad in 1922 where she studied at the State Insitute for Art History. She survived the purges, the blockade and ...
Title:Notes From The BlockadeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.8 × 5.4 × 0.9 inPublished:October 25, 2016Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099583380

ISBN - 13:9780099583387

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• "Tells more of the experience of life in twentieth-century Russia than many multi-volume novels." --Alexandr Kushner