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Russian journal de Andrea Lee
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Russian journal (edició 1984)

de Andrea Lee

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“A subtly crafted reflection of both the bleak and golden shadings of Russian life . . . Its tones belong more to the realm of poetry than journalism.” –The New York Times Book Review At age twenty-five, Andrea Lee joined her husband, a Harvard doctoral candidate in Russian history, for his eight months’ study at Moscow State University and an additional two months in Leningrad. Published to enormous critical acclaim in 1981, Russian Journal is the award-winning author’s penetrating, vivid account of her everyday life as an expatriate in Soviet culture, chronicling her fascinating exchanges with journalists, diplomats, and her Soviet contemporaries. The winner of the Jean Stein Award from the National Academy of Arts and Letters–and the book that launched Lee’s career as a writer–Russian Journal is a beautiful and clear-eyed travel-writing classic. “[Lee] takes us wherever she is, conveying a feeling of place and atmosphere that is the mark of real talent.” –The Washington Post Book World “A book of very great charm . . . [Lee] records what she saw and heard with unassuming delicacy and exactness.” –Newsweek… (més)
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Títol:Russian journal
Autors:Andrea Lee
Informació:New York : Vintage Books, 1984.
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Andrea Lee is an acute writer, though her writing sometimes has the stiff and hyper-educated feel that is not surprising from someone with a doctorate in English from Harvard. The characters she brings to life in the journal are vivid and interesting. The concept of the book is novel. It is a worthwhile read for any Russian enthusiast. The book's only flaw is its cultural arrogance towards the Soviet Union and its citizens. Often the Soviet characters in the book are portrayed as ridiculous, shallow, hypocritically materialistic, etc., which probably had a basis in truth, but seems exaggerated to pander to common perceptions of the Soviet Union in America at the time it was written. ( )
  upthera44 | Feb 21, 2007 |
Andrea Lee and her husband spent ten months in the Soviet Union in 1978-1979, living as an ordinary Russian would. This is an account of her day-to-day life, and that of her many friends and acquaintances. Dated now, but the book is probably still a good tool for grasping what the daily Russian life is like, if not how the government deals with those under its thumb. ( )
  burnit99 | Feb 4, 2007 |
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“A subtly crafted reflection of both the bleak and golden shadings of Russian life . . . Its tones belong more to the realm of poetry than journalism.” –The New York Times Book Review At age twenty-five, Andrea Lee joined her husband, a Harvard doctoral candidate in Russian history, for his eight months’ study at Moscow State University and an additional two months in Leningrad. Published to enormous critical acclaim in 1981, Russian Journal is the award-winning author’s penetrating, vivid account of her everyday life as an expatriate in Soviet culture, chronicling her fascinating exchanges with journalists, diplomats, and her Soviet contemporaries. The winner of the Jean Stein Award from the National Academy of Arts and Letters–and the book that launched Lee’s career as a writer–Russian Journal is a beautiful and clear-eyed travel-writing classic. “[Lee] takes us wherever she is, conveying a feeling of place and atmosphere that is the mark of real talent.” –The Washington Post Book World “A book of very great charm . . . [Lee] records what she saw and heard with unassuming delicacy and exactness.” –Newsweek

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