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The Ladies from St. Petersburg: Three Novellas Nina Berberova

The Ladies from St. Petersburg: Three Novellas

Nina Berberova

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ISBN : 9780811213776
Hardcover
122 pages
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... The Ladies from St. Petersburg is only the fourth book by the great Russian writer Nina Berberova to be translated into English. It contains three stories that chronologically paint a picture of the dawn of the Russian revolution, the flightMore... The Ladies from St. Petersburg is only the fourth book by the great Russian writer Nina Berberova to be translated into English. It contains three stories that chronologically paint a picture of the dawn of the Russian revolution, the flight from its turmoil, and the plight of an exile in a new and foreign place -- all of which Berberova knew from her personal experience. In the title story the protagonists are taking a vacation, unaware that their lives are about to be irrevocably changed. In Zoya Andreyevna, an elegant, privileged woman, in headlong flight, just one train ride ahead of the fighting, falls ill among unfriendly strangers. In The Big City, an emigrant lands in a surreal New York City, a place that is not yet, and may never be, his home.