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Rosemary Sullivan has written poetry, short fiction, biography, literary criticism, reviews, and articles, and has edited numerous anthologies. Her biography of Gwendolyn MacEwen, Shadow Maker, won the Governor General's Award, the UBC Medal for Canadian Biography, and the Toronto Book Award. She mostra'n més also wrote the bestselling biography Stalin's Daughter-winner of the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize, the BC National Non-Fiction Award, and the RBC Taylor Prize, among other awards; as well as By Heart, a biography of Elizabeth Smart; and the personal memoir The Guthrie Road. Her other books include the critically acclaimed Villa Air-Bel, Labyrinth of Desire, and Memory-Making, as well as The Space a Name Makes, which won the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. She is a professor emeritus at the University of Toronto and has been awarded Guggenheim, Camargo, and Trudeau fellowships. She is a recipient of the Lorne Pierce Medal, awarded by the Royal Society of Canada, for her contribution to Canadian literature and culture and is an Officer of the Order of Canada. mostra'n menys

Obres de Rosemary Sullivan

Elements of Fiction (1968) — Editor — 62 exemplars
Tom Tom (2008) 55 exemplars
Poetry by Canadian Women (1989) 19 exemplars
Stories by Canadian Women (1984) — Editor — 11 exemplars
More stories by Canadian women (1987) — Editor — 6 exemplars
Short Fiction: An Anthology (2003) 5 exemplars

Obres associades

A Manner of Being: Writers on Their Mentors (2015) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars
The Selected Gwendolyn MacEwen (2008) — Introducció, algunes edicions12 exemplars
Mermaids and Ikons: A Greek Summer (2017) — Introducció, algunes edicions7 exemplars


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For me, this Stalin's Daughter had two parts - Svetlana's life in Russia and her life after she defected. I picked up the book to read the first part and found myself slogging through many chapters of the second part. However, once I committed to reading the whole book (it's 600 pages not counting the references at the end), I found myself becoming more interested in the incredibly impulsive life of Stalin's only daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva.

Author Rosemary Sullivan's research is impressive and her writing style smooth and conversational.
While I think Sullivan did an amazing and thorough job - the kind of biography Alliluyeva deserves - as a reader, much of the second part felt unnecessary and was frustrating to read. (After defecting from Russia, her life becomes incredibly socially complicated and it seems that all spats and slights are documented in this book.)
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Jenn4567 | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | Mar 3, 2023 |
Interesting and thought provoking. This book is more than just about the cold case investigation. It also speaks on the Jewish experience of WW2.
Chef_Page_Mage | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | Feb 27, 2023 |
Very interesting book.
Some history, some biography, and alot of detective work.
Great flow to the chapters and well written.
Rockhead515 | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | Dec 22, 2022 |
Three and a half stars. I couldn't put this down. I blew through it in three days, and I try not to do that with books this long. I couldn't help it. As a result, I lowered the rating a little from five stars--my brain was absorbing just so much in so little time, and it was exhausting, but that's on me. What an incredibly thorough book and investigation. Every single theory that has been put forth is explored. Relationships between who and what, and there are SO many, are painstakingly examined and explained for people who might not know. The book points out that there are three official versions of the journal, and that the most widely read one has several censored passages. The book further mentions the ABC miniseries I watched, which is available for free on Youtube and stars Hannah Taylor Gordon. The miniseries refers to several paragraphs that had been censored from the version of the diary that gets read in the US.

The investigation t0ok five years, a team of people interviewing dozens of others and examining so much evidence of all different forms, and the development and use of brand new technology. It also explains why each of these are important in ways readers can understand. The book explains at length the historical and societal forces at work that I've never heard covered, and it added a richness and understanding I wouldn't have had otherwise. It doesn't pardon any of this, but it explains a lot. I'm so glad the investigative team succeeded in the ways that they did. I'm glad I sat down and read this.
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iszevthere | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | Jul 27, 2022 |



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