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The Resource Mud and stars : travels in Russia with Pushkin, Tolstoy, and other geniuses of the Golden Age, Sara Wheeler

Mud and stars : travels in Russia with Pushkin, Tolstoy, and other geniuses of the Golden Age, Sara Wheeler

Label
Mud and stars : travels in Russia with Pushkin, Tolstoy, and other geniuses of the Golden Age
Title
Mud and stars
Title remainder
travels in Russia with Pushkin, Tolstoy, and other geniuses of the Golden Age
Statement of responsibility
Sara Wheeler
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With the writers of the Golden Age as her guides--Pushkin, Tolstoy, Gogol, and Turgenev, among others--Sara Wheeler searches for a Russia not in the news, traveling from rinsed northwestern beet fields and the Far Eastern Arctic tundra to the cauldron of nationalities, religions, and languages in the Caucasus. Bypassing major cities as much as possible, she goes instead to the places associated with the country's literary masters. With her, we see the fabled Trigorskoye ("three hills") estate that Pushkin frequented during his exile, now preserved in his honor. We look for Dostoevsky along the waters of Lake Ilmen, site of the only house the restless writer ever owned. We pay tribute to the single stone that remains of Tolstoy's birthplace. Wheeler weaves these writers' lives and works around their historical homes, giving us rich portraits of the many diverse Russias from which these writers spoke. As she travels, Wheeler follows local guides, boards with families in modest homestays, eats roe and pelmeni and cabbage soup, invokes recipes from Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking, learns the language, and observes the pattern of outcry and silence that characterizes life under Vladimir Putin. Illustrated with both historical images and contemporary snapshots of the people and places that shaped her journey, Mud and Stars gives us timely, witty, and deeply personal insights into Russia, then and now. -- Provided by publisher
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10824168
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wheeler, Sara
Dewey number
891.709/003
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PG2996
LC item number
.W47 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeevich
  • GogolÊ1, Nikolaĭ VasilÊ1evich
  • Tolstoy, Leo
  • Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich
  • Literary landmarks
  • Authors, Russian
  • Russian literature
  • Biography
  • Russia (Federation)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
travels in Russia with Pushkin, Tolstoy, and other geniuses of the Golden Age
Label
Mud and stars : travels in Russia with Pushkin, Tolstoy, and other geniuses of the Golden Age, Sara Wheeler
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The people stay silent -- A heart's journey -- The heart within the tomb -- I am yours in heart -- We all come out from under Gogol's overcoat -- We shall rest -- The lady Macbeth of Mtsensk -- The poetry of procrastination -- Deep-sea fish -- Envoi
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xv, 287 pages
Isbn
9781524748012
Lccn
2019009925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1085593995
  • (OCoLC)on1085593995
  • 646701
Label
Mud and stars : travels in Russia with Pushkin, Tolstoy, and other geniuses of the Golden Age, Sara Wheeler
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The people stay silent -- A heart's journey -- The heart within the tomb -- I am yours in heart -- We all come out from under Gogol's overcoat -- We shall rest -- The lady Macbeth of Mtsensk -- The poetry of procrastination -- Deep-sea fish -- Envoi
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xv, 287 pages
Isbn
9781524748012
Lccn
2019009925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1085593995
  • (OCoLC)on1085593995
  • 646701

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