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Synopsis: History on a grand scale-an enchanting masterpiece that explores the making of one of the world's most vibrant civilizations
A People's Tragedy, wrote Eric Hobsbawm, did "more to help us understand the Russian Revolution than any other book I know." Now, in Natasha's Dance, internationally renowned historian Orlando Figes does the same for Russian culture, summoning the myriad elements that formed a nation and held it together.
Beginning in the eighteenth century with the building of St. Petersburg-a "window on the West"-and culminating with the challenges posed to Russian identity by the Soviet regime, Figes examines how writers, artists, and musicians grappled with the idea of Russia itself-its character, spiritual essence, and destiny. He skillfully interweaves the great works-by Dostoevsky, Stravinsky, and Chagall-with folk embroidery, peasant songs, religious icons, and all the customs of daily life, from food and drink to bathing habits to beliefs about the spirit world. Figes's characters range high and low: the revered Tolstoy, who left his deathbed to search for the Kingdom of God, as well as the serf girl Praskovya, who became Russian opera's first superstar and shocked society by becoming her owner's wife.
Like the European-schooled countess Natasha performing an impromptu folk dance in Tolstoy's War and Peace, the spirit of "Russianness" is revealed by Figes as rich and uplifting, complex and contradictory-a powerful force that unified a vast country and proved more lasting than any Russian ruler or state.
About the Author:
Orlando Figes is the author of Peasant Russia, Civil War, and A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution, 1891-1924, which received the Wolfson Prize for History and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, among other distinctions. A regular contributor to The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Times Literary Supplement, and London Review of Books, Figes professor of history at Birbeck College, University of London. He lives in Cambridge, England, with his wife and two daughters.
Title: That Famous Happy End
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Book Description Metropolitan Books, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Examines the culture of Russia, using the lives of writers, artists, and musicians to show how Russia has struggled to define its own soul in the twentieth century. Piece(s) of the spine missing. Solid binding. Dampness has seeped into more than just the cover. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 123524634
Book Description Henry Holt and Company;Metropolitan Books, New York, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. first edition,2p; 3579108642pt line. VERY GOOD Condition(name top endpaper) in Very Good UNCLIPT(no pr ice)Dust Jacket; GOLD SPINE TITLES ON BLACK HARD COVERS.; Glossy,color ilust; 729pg heavy pages; .INDEXED. Bookseller Inventory # 108525
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