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Writing the siege of Leningrad : women's diaries, memoirs, and documentary prose

Author: Cynthia Simmons; Nina Perlina
Publisher: Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005, ©2002.
Series: Series in Russian and East European studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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From September 1941 until January 1944, Leningrad suffered one of the worst sieges in the history of warfare. The authors of this work have scoured letters and diaries of the period and the immediate  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Sources
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia Simmons; Nina Perlina
ISBN: 082294183X 9780822941835 0822958694 9780822958697
OCLC Number: 163567851
Awards: Runner-up for IndieFab awards (History) 2002
Description: xli, 242 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Chronology of the siege --
Glossary --
Table of rations --
Map. Front line around Leningrad, 21 September 1941 --
Map. Leningrad, with points of interest --
Diaries and letters --
Diary of / Liubov' Vasil'evna Shaporina, hospital nurse during Siege, later an artist --
Diary of / Anna Petrovna Ostroumova-Lebedeva, artist --
Letter from Leningrad / Él'za Greinert to children --
Letter from Leningrad : German family remembered --
Diary and letters of / Evgeniia Shavrova ; introduced by her sister,Elena Fassman, librarian --
Diary of / Vera Sergeevna Kostrovitskaia, ballerina and dance teacher --
Diary of / Mariia Viacheslavovna Kropacheva, school teacher --
Diary of / Anna Ivanovna Likhacheva, doctor --
Diary of / Tamara Petrovna Nekliudova, entertainer at the front --
The Race of Life / Ol'ga Mikhailovna Freidenberg, classicist scholar, first woman department chair in a Soviet university --
Memoirs and oral histories --
Evacuation and The Scottish album / Vera Vladimirovna Miliutina, artist --
The war, the blockade, the military hospital / Valentina Nikolaevna Gorokhova, doctor --
A half-century ago / Sof'ia Nikolaevna Buriakova, housewife --
"Saving, I am saved" / Ol'ga Nikolaevna Grechina, literary scholar --
Interview with / Natal'ia Borisovna Rogova, librarian, archivist --
Interview with / Valentina Fedorovna Petrova, archivist --
Oral history of / Natal'ia Vladimirovna Stroganova, child during the Siege, later philologist --
Interview with / Valentina Il'inishna Bushueva, factory worker --
Silhouettes of time / Avgusta Mikhailovna Saraeva-Bondar', art historian --
Interview with / Kseniia Makianovna Matus, oboist in the Leningrad Symphony --
Memoir excerpts from The defense of Leningrad / Yuliia Aronovna Mendeleva, doctor --
"The Saltykov- Shchedrin National Public Library" / Lilia Solomonovna Frankfurt, librarian --
Interview with / Ol'ga Il'inichna Markhaeva, museum researcher, and Ol'ga Anatol'evna Trapitsina-Matveenko, chemist --
Documentary prose --
Grave months for the blockaded city / Elena Oskarovna Martilla, artist --
"To the People" / Lidiia Samsonovna Razumovskaia, university student --
Cold sun : stories / Irena L'vovna Dubitskaia --
"Sweet Earth" / Liudmila Ivanovna Veshenkova --
"Blockade lullaby" / Antonina Emel'ianovna Maslovskaia --
"Vitamins, or Ode to grass" / Vera Vladimirovna Miliutina, artist --
The joyous, the inimitable / Liubov' Borisovna Beregovaia --
Conclusion --
Notes --
Index.
Series Title: Series in Russian and East European studies.
Responsibility: Cynthia Simmons and Nina Perlina ; with a foreword by Richard Bidlack.
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