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Sofia Petrovna Sofia Petrovna Is Lydia Chukovskaya S Fictional Account Of The Great Purge Sofia Is A Soviet Everywoman, A Doctor S Widow Who Works As A Typist In A Leningrad Publishing House When Her Beloved Son Is Caught Up In The Maelstrom Of The Purge, She Joins The Long Lines Of Women Outside The Prosecutor S Office, Hoping Against Hope For Good News Confronted With A World That Makes No Moral Sense, Sofia Goes Mad, A Madness Which Manifests Itself In Delusions Little Different From The Lies Those Around Her Tell Every Day To Protect Themselves Sofia Petrovna Offers A Rare And Vital Record Of Stalin S Great Purges.

  • Paperback
  • 120 pages
  • Sofia Petrovna
  • Lydia Chukovskaya
  • English
  • 14 March 2017
  • 0810111500

About the Author: Lydia Chukovskaya

Lydia Chukovskaya wrote Sofia Petrovna , a harrowing story about life during the Great Purges But it was a while before this story would achieve widespread recognition Out of favour with the authorities, yet principled and uncompromising, Chukovskaya was unable to hold down any kind of steady employment But gradually, she started to get published again an introduction to the works of Taras Sh Lydia Chukovskaya wrote Sofia Petrovna , a harrowing story about life during the Great Purges But it was a while before this story would achieve widespread recognition Out of favour with the authorities, yet principled and uncompromising, Chukovskaya was unable to hold down any kind of steady employment But gradually, she started to get published again an introduction to the works of Taras Shevchenko, another one for the diaries of Miklouho Maclay.By the time of Stalin s death in 1953, Chukovskaya had become a respected figure within the literary establishment, as one of the editors of the cultural monthly Literaturnaya Moskva During the late 1950s, Sofia Petrovna finally made its way through Russia s literary circles, in manuscript form through samizdat Khrushchev s Thaw set in, and the book was about to be published in 1963, but was stopped at the last moment for containing ideological distortions Indomitable as ever, Chukovskaya sued the publisher for full royalties and won The book was eventually published in Paris in 1965, but without the author s permission and under the somewhat inaccurate title The Deserted House There were also some unauthorized alterations to the text The following year, a New York publisher published it again, this time with the original title and text restored



10 thoughts on “Sofia Petrovna

  1. says:

    Having just finished one of Tolstoy s masterpieces that looks ahead to Russia s future, I selected a novella set in 1937 that details the purge of enemies of the party Born in 1907, Lydia Chukovskaya became a well known author and wrote books of poetry for children Today, however, she is best known for her The Deserted House, a novella describing the great purge Hidden for 25 years, the book has yet to be published in Russia, and in 1967 was published in New York Through translator Aline Wer Having just finished one of Tolstoy s masterpieces that looks ahead to Russia s future, I selected a novella set in 1937 that details the purge of enemies of the party Born in 1907, Lydia Chukovskaya became a well known author and wrote books of poetry for children Today, however, she is best known for her The Deserted House, a novella describing the great purge Hidden for 25 years, the book has yet to be published in Russia, and in 1967 was published in New York Through translator Aline Werth, Chukovskaya s words were brought to light in the west Olga Petrovna Lipatova was a loyal party member and worked at a steady job in a publishing house to support her only son Nikolai Fydorovich Kolya A rising star in the Komsomol ...

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    Author s Note Sofia Petrovna Afterword From The Process of Expulsion

  3. says:

    USSR 1937 Enemy of the people These short words might as well be and often were a death sentence For you For your friends For your family For anyone connected with you For millions and millions of the Soviet people that have perished in the Great Purges, courtesy of the terror state run by paranoid and fanatical Comrade Stalin Little known factJoseph Stalin, the Secretary General of the Communist Party of the Soviet U...

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    There is great acting in this novella I don t mean that this was cinematic, exactly I mean that I was able to see each character And there were a lot of characters, in that Russian way.This is a novel about The Great Purge Sofia Petrovna is a doctor s widow and a true believer She trains to be a typist after her husband dies, because everyone must work Her son joins the Komsomol Sofia Petrovna advances, is spotlighted as an ideal.And then, one by one, she sees people exposed as saboteur There is great ...

  5. says:

    One of the only, perhaps the narratives actually written during the Stalin era purges, Chukovskaya s long supressed novel detailing the terror of living in Leningrad in the 30s is a nightmare The reader feels the State s fist slowly closing over all areas of life leaving nothing but ground up lives in its clutch The author wrote this book in a school exercise book and kept it hidden in a desk drawer a certain death sentence if it were to be found Some very real skill in characterizati One of the only, perhaps the narratives actually written during the Stalin era purges, Chukovskaya s long supressed novel detailing the terror of living in Leningrad in the 30s is a nig...

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    For what it is, this is good What is it The social realist, small scale, human, truthful drama of a woman coming to terms with the abduction, by the Stalinist state, of her son Its power lies in its mundanity in its view of workplace politics, of state sponsored peer pressure, of mothers queuing for hours days months for the merest tidbits of information It has every appearance of complete truthfulness to life If I prefer my fiction a little less truthful to life, that s no fault of Lydia C For what it is, this is good What is it The social realist, small scale, human, truthful drama of ...

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    Sofia Petrovna, Lydia Chukovskaya 1395 159 9789642092284 20Sofia Petrovna, Lydia Chukovskaya 1395 159 9789642092284 20

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