Immortal Love

Immortal Love : Stories

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When Ludmilla Petrushevskaya's novel The Time: Night was published in 1994, American readers were introduced to one of the most admired, acclaimed, and controversial writers at work in Russia today. Now, with Immortal Love, we have all of her short fiction from the past two decades in one superb volume.Against a backdrop of cramped apartments, short rations, and the diminished expectations of Soviet Russia, these fiercely straightforward stories illuminate the lives of women and the ways in which they explain and understand themselves. In narratives and monologues they battle for love, living space, and money. They instigate or are helplessly dragged into family quarrels and rivalries. They test the assumptions of youth and face the panics of middle age. They discover in themselves the capacity to feel both passionate love and blinding hate for the children, men, and other women who inhabit their lives.First published in Moscow in 1988, Immortal Love is a ringing confirmation of Petrushevskaya's reputation as a writer of ruthless humor, penetrating insight, and powerful impact. In this collection she gives extraordinary voice to dozens of singular women whose stories of daily struggle and tenacious, if sometimes baffled, hope have the deeply resonant emotional truth of the most universal of tales.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 348 pages
  • 118 x 190 x 29mm | 358g
  • United States
  • English
  • American ed.
  • 0679422579
  • 9780679422570

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