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The Ladies from St. Petersberg: Three Novellas Hardcover – 31 Oct 1998

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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation; First Edition edition (31 Oct. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811213773
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811213776
  • Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 1.8 x 21.3 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,335,529 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Boston Review 12/98-1/99
These three short stories should establish Nina Berberova-who fled revolutionary Russia for a shaky emigre existence in Paris and New York-as Gogol's, Tolstoy's, and especially Chekhov's most vital inheritor. The spare, exquisite "Ladies from St. Petersburg" and "Zoya Andreyevna" (1927) begin where Chekhov left off, tracing the skittish flight of the threadbare Russian elite from the forces of history. "Big City" (1952) weds Berberova's pining Chekhovian precision to a fresh, kaleidoscopic modern vision. A bracing tonic against contemporary American fictional flab.

About the Author

Nina Nikolaevena Berberova (1901-1993) was born in St. Petersburg. She left Russia after the revolution in 1922, eventually settling in Paris in 1925 with her lover Vladislav Khodasevich. She moved to the U.S. in 1950 and taught at Yale and Princeton. In France she was honored as a Chevalier of the French Order of Arts and Letters.

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