The Time: Night (A Novel) [Ludm Petrushevskaya] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Capturing the complexities of contemporary Russian. Now, with The Time: Night, American readers are finally introduced to this remarkable writer. “Russia is a land of women Homers,” Petrushevskaya has said , and. 20 May Short-listed in for the newly established Russian Booker Prize, Petrushevskaya’s short novel (her first to be translated into English) is.

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However, because Anna is not fully emotionally present, especially with regards to her relationship with her daughter, pegrushevskaya reader is forced to supply the emotions that Anna cannot bring to her narrative, therefore making the experience of reading the novel all the more powerful. Mar 19, Colby rated it it was ok. Open Preview See a Problem? Aug 02, Rachel rated it it was ok Recommended to Rachel by: The cover of the Northwestern University Press edition.

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There’s probably more to the story, but that’s what really got to me. Previous page of related Sponsored Products. Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition. Dec 04, Shanda Carlsen rated it liked it.

Fast-paced language; stream-of-consciousness; very spare punctuation but But what did nine-year-old Alyona have to say, wise little thd, when the door closed for the last time on their father and I stood there with a fixed grin, tearless, with burning cheeks, about to throw myself out the window so I would meet him there, for the last time, a shapeless carcass on the pavement. Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen.

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The opening pages introduce Anna’s daughter, Alyona, through a brief stolen segment of her diary, unveiling her chronic promiscuity and destructive incompetence. Edition 1st American ed. In contrast to Alyona, Anna dotes over Andrei who is a convict.

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Petrushevskaya is a master at depicting the dreariness, hopelessness, and despair of post-communist life, especially for those left to scrounge for food, to beg favors of their friend Beautifully-written even in translation, though I am told by Russian friends that the original is absolutely masterful portrait of one woman’s struggle to survive as a poverty-stricken poet in post-communist Russia, while supporting a wayward daughter, three grandchildren, and a recently released ex-prisoner hime.

Perhaps if I were someone who liked reading about bitter arguments and observing the sniping conflicts amongst pettrushevskaya members, this book might appeal to me.

However, it was interesting to read and written in the style of a diary. Growing Up in Communist Russia Paperback.

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The Time: Night

Nature intended for us to love. History’s longest battle in a forgotten war. This creates a tension between the male and female characters, and often drives the male characters from the apartment, the main space of the novel.

She also obsesses over how he smells. Based on the true story of an impoverished girl and a wealthy aristocrat, you will not want to put petrushevakaya book down. Story Telling- The protagonist, Anna Andrianovna, takes great pride in identifying herself as a storyteller and poet.


Follow the struggles of three courageous young women as they set out into a savage world ruled by a deadly new breed of the living dead. Growing Up in Communist Russia. Anna is beset with a seemingly impossible burden: In it was shortlisted for the Russian Booker Prize. This makes it difficult for the reader to follow the action of the story or the plot, and adds to the growing sense of disorder as the novel progresses. Creating downloadable prezi, be patient. Be the first to add this to a list.