Coverart for item
The Resource Molotov's magic lantern : travels in Russian history, Rachel Polonsky

Molotov's magic lantern : travels in Russian history, Rachel Polonsky

Label
Molotov's magic lantern : travels in Russian history
Title
Molotov's magic lantern
Title remainder
travels in Russian history
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Polonsky
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When the author, a British journalist, moves to Moscow, she discovers an apartment on Romanov Street that was once home to the Soviet elite. One of the most infamous neighbors was Stalin's henchman Vyacheslav Molotov, who was a participant in the collectivizations and the Great Purge, and also an ardent bibliophile. In what was formerly his apartment, she uncovers an extensive library and an old magic lantern, two things that lead her on an extraordinary journey throughout Russia. In this book, she visits the haunted cities and vivid landscapes of the books from Molotov's library: works by Chekhov, Dostoevsky, Pushkin, Akhmatova, and others, some of whom were sent to the Gulag by the very man who collected their books. With exceptional insight, she writes about the longings and aspirations of these Russian writers and others in the course of her travels from the Arctic to Siberia and from the forests around Moscow to the vast steppes. This work evokes the spirit of the great artists and the haunted past of a country ravaged by war, famine, and totalitarianism
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Polonsky, Rachel
Dewey number
947
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DK510.29
LC item number
.P65 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Moscow (Russia)
  • Polonsky, Rachel
  • Molotov, Vyacheslav Mikhaylovich
  • Molotov, Vyacheslav Mikhaylovich
  • Authors, Russian
  • Authors, Russian
  • Moscow (Russia)
  • Communism and literature
  • Soviet Union
Label
Molotov's magic lantern : travels in Russian history, Rachel Polonsky
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 2010 by Faber and Faber Ltd., Great Britain as Molotov's magic lantern : a journey in Russian history"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 373-377) and index
Contents
Prologue -- Romanov -- Apartment 61 -- The banya -- Lutsino -- Mozzhinka -- Novgorod -- Staraya Russa -- Rostov-on-Don -- Taganrog -- Vologda -- Archangel -- Murmansk and Barentsburg -- Arshan and Irkutsk -- Ulan Ude and Kyakhta -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn642351504
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
ix, 390 p.
Isbn
9780374211974
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010023037
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)642351504
Label
Molotov's magic lantern : travels in Russian history, Rachel Polonsky
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 2010 by Faber and Faber Ltd., Great Britain as Molotov's magic lantern : a journey in Russian history"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 373-377) and index
Contents
Prologue -- Romanov -- Apartment 61 -- The banya -- Lutsino -- Mozzhinka -- Novgorod -- Staraya Russa -- Rostov-on-Don -- Taganrog -- Vologda -- Archangel -- Murmansk and Barentsburg -- Arshan and Irkutsk -- Ulan Ude and Kyakhta -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn642351504
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
ix, 390 p.
Isbn
9780374211974
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010023037
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)642351504

Library Locations

    • Farmington Public LibraryBorrow it
      2101 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, NM, 87401, US
      36.7496343 -108.1809457
Processing Feedback ...