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Petrushevskaya, Ludmilla (Translated by Anna Summers)

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1st Printing. 185 pages. Published in 2014. Retrospective collection of three novellas. One of the greatest literary texts of our time. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a very small and limited first print run as a softcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Ludmilla Petrushevskaya's novellas. One of the great literary re-discoveries of our time, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya's ground-breaking re-workings of the medieval fairy tale were written during the final years of the Soviet Empire. These three masterpieces established Ludmilla Petrushevskaya as one of the greatest living Russian writers. Originally conceived and handed down through the generations as horror stories, the fairy tale was watered down and made "entertaining" during the Modern Period to the point of innocuousness. The coup-de-grace was dealt by Walt Disney with a film like "Fantasia", all gooey, Fascist tripe. "After her work was suppressed for many years, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya won wide recognition for capturing the experiences of everyday Russians with profound pathos and mordant wit. Among her most famous and controversial works, these three novellas, 'The Time Is Night', 'Chocolates With Liqueur' (inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Cask of Amontillado'), and 'Among Friends', are modern classics that breathe new life into Tolstoy's famous dictum: 'All happy families are alike. Every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way' " (Publisher's blurb). "A revelation. It is like reading Tolstoy's fables with all of the Master's directness and brutal authority" (The New Yorker Magazine). An absolute "must-have" title for Ludmilla Petrushevskaya collectors. This title is a great book. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the First American Edition/First Printing (complete number line beginning in 1 on the Copyright Page) available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: All other copies available online are subsequent printings. A rare copy thus. One of the greatest living writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER LUDMILLA PETRUSHEVSKAYA TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0143121669. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: The masterly novellas that established Ludmilla Petrushevskaya as one of the greatest living Russian writers?including a new translation of the modern classic The Time Is Night 

?Love them,­ they?ll torture you; don?t love them, ­they?ll leave you anyway.?

After her work was suppressed for many years, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya won wide recognition for capturing the experiences of everyday Russians with profound pathos and mordant wit. Among her most famous and controversial works, these three novellas? The Time Is Night, Chocolates with Liqueur (inspired by Edgar Allan Poe?s ?The Cask of Amontillado?), and  Among Friends?are modern classics that breathe new life into Tolstoy?s famous dictum, ?All happy families are alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.? Together they confirm the genius of an author with a gift for turning adversity into art.

Product Description: The masterly novellas that established Ludmilla Petrushevskaya as one of the greatest living Russian writers

“Love them,­ they?ll torture you; don?t love them, ­they?ll leave you anyway.?

After her work was suppressed for many years, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya won wide recognition for capturing the experiences of everyday Russians with profound pathos and mordant wit. Among her most famous and controversial works, these three novellas— The Time Is Night, Chocolates with Liqueur, and Among Friends—are modern classics that breathe new life into Tolstoy?s famous dictum, “All happy families are alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.? Together they confirm the genius of an author with a gift for turning adversity into art.

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Title: THERE ONCE LIVED A MOTHER WHO LOVED HER ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: The Penguin Group

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