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Book Information: Immortal Love: Stories

Immortal Love: Stories (1988) [Collection]
by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Against a backdrop of cramped apartments, short rations, and the diminished expectations of Soviet Russia, these fiercely straightforward stories illuminate the lives of women and the ways in which they explain and understand themselves. In narratives and monologues they battle for love, living space, and money. They instigate or are helplessly dragged into family quarrels and rivalries. They test the assumptions of youth and face the panics of middle age. They discover in themselves the capacity to feel both passionate love and blinding hate for the children, men, and other women who inhabit their lives. First published in Moscow in 1988, Immortal Love is a ringing confirmation of Petrushevskaya's reputation as a writer of ruthless humor, penetrating insight, and powerful impact. In this collection she gives extraordinary voice to dozens of singular women whose stories of daily struggle and tenacious, if sometimes baffled, hope have the deeply resonant emotional truth of the most universal of tales.

Contents:

  • The Storyteller
  • A Case of Virgin Birth
  • Vanya the Goat
  • Cycle
  • The Adventures of Vera
  • The Violin
  • A Dark Fate
  • Manya
  • Another Land
  • Clarissa's Story
  • Xenia's Daughter
  • Father and Mother
  • A Clap of Thunder
  • That Delightful Young Lady
  • The Ball of the Last Man
  • La Boheme
  • Two Souls
  • Youth
  • Immortal Love
  • The Flu
  • The Wall
  • Elegy
  • The Lookout Point
  • Crossing the Field
  • Nets and Snares
  • Grisha
  • This Little Girl
  • Seryozha
  • Words
  • A Guest
  • Weak Bones
  • Night
  • N
  • Who Will Answer?
  • A Strange Man
  • Our Circle

Original title: Бессмертная любовь [Bessmertnaia liubov]
Original languages: Russian

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Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction


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Edition #1: Immortal Love: Stories

Immortal Love: Stories (1995)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Sally Laird
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Manifested in:

Immortal Love: Stories (1995)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Pantheon Books
ISBN: 0679422579
Dimensions: x x
Pages: 348

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