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The Resource Dressed for a dance in the snow : women's voices from the Gulag, Monika Zgustova ; translated from the Spanish by Julie Jones

Dressed for a dance in the snow : women's voices from the Gulag, Monika Zgustova ; translated from the Spanish by Julie Jones

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Dressed for a dance in the snow : women's voices from the Gulag
Title
Dressed for a dance in the snow
Title remainder
women's voices from the Gulag
Statement of responsibility
Monika Zgustova ; translated from the Spanish by Julie Jones
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Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"A poignant and unexpectedly inspirational account of women's suffering and resilience in Stalin's forced labor camps, diligently transcribed in the kitchens and living rooms of nine survivors. The pain inflicted by the gulags has cast a long and dark shadow over Soviet-era history. Zgustová's collection of interviews with former female prisoners not only chronicles the hardships of the camps, but also serves as testament to the power of beauty in face of adversity. Where one would expect to find stories of hopelessness and despair, Zgustová has unearthed tales of the love, art, and friendship that persisted in times of tragedy. Across the Soviet Union, prisoners are said to have composed and memorized thousands of verses. Galya Sanova, born in a Siberian gulag, remembers reading from a hand-stitched copy of Little Red Riding Hood. Irina Emelyanova passed poems to the male prisoner she had grown to love. In this way, the arts lent an air of humanity to the women's brutal realities. These stories, collected in the vein of Svetlana Alexievich's Nobel Prize-winning oral histories, turn one of the darkest periods of the Soviet era into a song of human perseverance, in a way that reads as an intimate family history"--
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Zgustová, Monika
Dewey number
365/.45092520947
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV9712.5
LC item number
.Z4813 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1943-
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Jones, Julie
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  • Women political prisoners
  • Political persecution
  • Political persecution
  • Women political prisoners
  • Soviet Union
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Dressed for a dance in the snow : women's voices from the Gulag, Monika Zgustova ; translated from the Spanish by Julie Jones
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  • Includes bibliographical references
  • Introduction to the American edition: a trip to Moscow -- Lot's wife: Zayara Vesiolaya -- Penelope in chains: Susanna Pechuro -- A twentieth-century Judith: Ella Markman -- Minerva in the mines: Elena Korybut-Daszkiewicz -- Psyche in prison: Valentina Iyevleva -- Antigone facing the Kremlin: Natalia Gorbanevskaya -- Ulysses in Siberia: Janina Misik -- Ariadne, daughter of the labyrinth: Galya Safonova -- Eurydice in the Underworld: Irina Emelyanova
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1100630294
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xix, 275 pages
Isbn
9781590511770
Lccn
2019024829
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1100630294
Label
Dressed for a dance in the snow : women's voices from the Gulag, Monika Zgustova ; translated from the Spanish by Julie Jones
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references
  • Introduction to the American edition: a trip to Moscow -- Lot's wife: Zayara Vesiolaya -- Penelope in chains: Susanna Pechuro -- A twentieth-century Judith: Ella Markman -- Minerva in the mines: Elena Korybut-Daszkiewicz -- Psyche in prison: Valentina Iyevleva -- Antigone facing the Kremlin: Natalia Gorbanevskaya -- Ulysses in Siberia: Janina Misik -- Ariadne, daughter of the labyrinth: Galya Safonova -- Eurydice in the Underworld: Irina Emelyanova
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1100630294
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xix, 275 pages
Isbn
9781590511770
Lccn
2019024829
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1100630294

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