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Figes, Orlando

Overview
Works: 79 works in 371 publications in 9 languages and 14,720 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Records and correspondence  Historical fiction  War stories  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Graphic novels  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: PG3366, 891.733
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Orlando Figes
Interpreting the Russian Revolution the language and symbols of 1917 by Orlando Figes( )
11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is the first book in any language to offer a comprehensive analysis of the political culture of the Russian Revolution. Orlando Figes and Boris Kolonitskii examine the diverse ways that language and other symbols - including flags and emblems, public rituals, songs, and codes of dress - were used to identify competing sides and to create new meanings in the political struggles of 1917. The Revolution was in many ways a battle to control these systems of symbolic meaning, the authors find." "Figes and Kolonitskii consider the fundamental clash between the Western political discourse of the socialist parties and the traditional political culture of the Russian masses. They show how the particular conditions and perceptions that coloured Russian politics in 1917 led to the emergence of the cult of the revolutionary leader and the culture of the Terror."--Jacket
The whisperers : private life in Stalin's Russia by Orlando Figes( Book )
45 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A landmark account of what private life was like for Russians in the worst years of Soviet repression. We know of the public aspects of Stalin's dictatorship: the arrests and trials, the enslavement and killing in the gulags. No previous book, however, has explored the regime's effect on people's personal lives. Now, drawing on a huge collection of newly discovered documents, this book reveals the inner world of ordinary Soviet citizens amidst the mistrust, fear, compromises, and betrayals that pervaded their existence. Cultural historian Figes re-creates the moral maze in which Russians found themselves, where one wrong turn could destroy a family. He brings us inside cramped communal apartments, where minor squabbles could lead to fatal denunciations; he examines the Communist faithful, who often rationalized even their own arrests; and he casts a humanizing light on informers, demonstrating how, in a repressive system, anyone could easily become a collaborator.--From publisher description
Natasha's dance : a cultural history of Russia by Orlando Figes( Book )
36 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 2,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the culture of Russia, using the lives of writers, artists, and musicians to show how Russia has struggled to define its own soul in the twentieth century
A people's tragedy : the Russian Revolution, 1891-1924 by Orlando Figes( Book )
34 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a single-volume history of the century's most tragic and brutal revolution. The author has been able to exploit the newly opened files in Moscow and other cities and to take a free look at these nightmare years, including the long civil war
The Crimean War : a history by Orlando Figes( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From "the great storyteller of modern Russian historians" comes the definitive account of the Crimean War, a forgotten war that shaped the modern age. Figes reconstructs the first full conflagration of modernity, a global industrialized struggle fought with unusual ferocity and incompetence
Just send me word : a true story of love and survival in the Gulag by Orlando Figes( Book )
22 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A heroic love story and an unprecedented inside view of one of Stalin's most notorious labor camps, based on a remarkable cache of letters smuggled in and out of the Gulag."
Revolutionary Russia, 1891 - 1991 : a history by Orlando Figes( Book )
16 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presenting a new perspective on the Russian Revolution, a noted historian traces three generational phases to show how the revolution, while it changed in form and character, retained the same idealistic goals throughout
A people's tragedy : a history of the Russian Revolution by Orlando Figes( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Patriotic general Brusilov, the progressive peasant Semenov, the critical socialist Maxim Gorky ... individuals whose lives collapsed under the weight of history. Thus develops a remarkable and unique perspective on what is considered by some to be the century's most important event. Figes depicts the revolution as a tragedy - both for the Russians as a people and for so many individuals whose lives became caught up in the storm. Yet he also shows that the major social
Peasant Russia, civil war : the Volga countryside in revolution, 1917-1921 by Orlando Figes( Book )
19 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
War and peace by Leo Tolstoy( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Set against the sweeping panoply of Napoleon's invasion of Russia, War and Peace- presented here in the first new English translation in forty years-is often considered the greatest novel ever written. At its center are Pierre Bezukhov, searching for meaning in his life; cynical Prince Andrei, ennobled by wartime suffering; and Natasha Rostov, whose impulsiveness threatens to destroy her happiness. As Tolstoy follows the changing fortunes of his characters, he crafts a view of humanity that is both epic and intimate and that continues to define fiction at its most resplendent."--Publisher's website
Crimea : the last crusade by Orlando Figes( Book )
23 editions published between 1120 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book brings to light the terrible conflict that dominated the mid 19th century, the Crimean War; a war that killed at least 800,000 men and pitted Russia against a formidable coalition of Britain, France and the Ottoman Empire. It was a war for territory, provoked by fear that if the Ottoman Empire were to collapse then Russia could control a huge swathe of land from the Balkans to the Persian Gulf. But it was also a war of religion, driven by a fervent, populist and ever more ferocious belief by the Tsar and his ministers that it was Russia's task to rule all Orthodox Christians and control the Holy Land. The iconic moments of the war-the Charge of the Light Brigade, the Siege of Sebastapol, the impact of Florence Nightingale-are all here but there is also a rich sense of the Crimea itself and the culture that was destroyed by the fighting. Drawing on a huge range of fascinating sources, Figes also gives the lived experience of the war, from that of the ordinary British soldier in his snow-filled trench, to the haunted, gloomy, narrow figure of Tsar Nicholas himself as he vows to take on the whole world in his hunt for religious salvation."--Publisher
Nataschas Tanz : eine Kulturgeschichte Russlands by Orlando Figes( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in German and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Tragödie eines Volkes : die Epoche der russischen Revolution 1891 bis 1924 by Orlando Figes( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Einfühlsam verbindet Figes die öffentliche Sphäre der grossen Politik und die privaten Überzeugungen der Beteiligten zu einer fesselnden Erzählung, in der die Revolution als menschliche Tragödie begriffen wird. Ein meisterhaftes Panorama der russischen Revolutionsära 1891-1924, in dem unzählige Stimmen von Zeitgenossen in Tagebüchern, Briefen und persönlichen Aufzeichnungen zu Wort kommen
La révolution russe : 1891-1924 : la tragédie d'un peuple by Orlando Figes( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in French and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essai d'histoire globale de la période révolutionnaire, du début des troubles anarchistes à la mort de Lénine, qui développe la thèse que l'échec démocratique de la Russie était enraciné dans sa culture politique et son histoire sociale. Somme publiée à l'occasion du 90e anniversaire de la Révolution d'octobre
The Last Crusade by Orlando Figes( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The terrible conflict that dominated the mid 19th century, the Crimean War killed at least 800,000 men and pitted Russia against a formidable coalition of Britain, France and the Ottoman Empire. This book reimagines this extraordinary war
Just send me word a true story of love and survival in the gulag by Orlando Figes( Recording )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A heroic love story and an unprecedented inside view of one of Stalin's most notorious labor camps, based on a remarkable cache of letters smuggled in and out of the Gulag
La danza di Natǎsa : storia della cultura russa : (XVIII-XX secolo) by Orlando Figes( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in Italian and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Private life in Stalin's Russia by Orlando Figes( Book )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drawing on letters, memoirs, conversations, this book tells the story of how Russians tried to endure life under Stalin. It recreates the sort of maze in which Russians found themselves, where an unwitting wrong turn could either destroy a family or, perversely, later save it
La revolución rusa 1891-1924 : la tragedia de un pueblo by Orlando Figes( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La tragedia di un popolo : la Rivoluzione russa : 1891-1924 by Orlando Figes( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in Italian and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Faidžīss, Orlando 1959-
Figes, Orlando 1959-
ファイジズ, オーランドー
Languages
English (195)
German (31)
Italian (14)
Dutch (14)
French (7)
Spanish (6)
Polish (5)
Turkish (2)
Czech (1)
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