Captives: Contemporary Russian Stories
Natalii︠a︡ Perova, Joanne Turnbull
GLAS, 2005 - Fiction - 286 pages
"Now classics in Russian literature, these stories, focusing on the theme of captivity, have again become relevant today given Russia's growing bureaucratic totalitarianism and the unending war in the Caucasus." "The stories are grouped in two sections: "The Perestroika Chaos" and "Remembering the Soviet Past"." "The first section, often verging on the absurd, conveys the chaos in the lives and minds of ordinary Russians in the face of unfamiliar market conditions. These problems caused many of those unable to adapt to them to feel nostalgic for the seemingly secure Soviet past. The second section is a reminder of that Soviet past for those, including some left-wing intellectuals in the West, who tend to forget its inhuman essence." --Book Jacket.
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THE PERESTROIKA CHAOS
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