Автор: Debra Dean Название: Madonnas of Leningrad, The ISBN: 0007215061 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780007215065 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: от 553 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: A brilliant and moving debut novel about one woman`s struggle to preserve an artistic heritage from the horrors and destruction of World War II, and the ensuing lifelong memories from this extraordinary experience.
Автор: Debra Dean Название: Madonnas of Leningrad, The ISBN: 0007215053 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780007215058 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Цена: 919 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: This is a brilliant and moving debut novel about one woman's struggle to preserve an artistic heritage from the horrors and destruction of World War II. In this extraordinary first novel by Debra Dean, the siege of Leningrad by German troops in World War Two is echoed by the destructive siege against the mind and memory of an elderly Russian woman. Mina, the woman in question, was a guide at Leningrad's famous Hermitage Museum. In the late autumn of 1941, the Luftwaffe roared over and around Leningrad, she and her colleagues were set the task of taking the thousands of priceless paintings, sculptures and objets d'art out of the grand galleries of the former Tsarist Palace and storing them safely against the German bombardment and seemingly inevitable invasion. The German assault threatened to destroy a large part of Europe's artistic history: if Leningrad fell to the Germans, everything that was not destroyed would be looted and given to the Nazis. Marina, whose own parents had disappeared during Stalin's 1930s' purges of intellectuals, clings to her hope of becoming an art historian herself through her job at the Hermitage. The novel shifts between Marina's experiences at the Hermitage during the siege of Leningrad and her current existence as a very old lady in America whose mind has begun to fray. The shifts are masterfully done: Debra Dean depicts, with subtle skill, the way Marina's mind, already ravaged by disease, picks up some incident, object or person at the wedding she's been brought to, and flips back to the dreadful year-and-a-half in Leningrad, which has informed her life ever since. It is an evocative and deeply moving novel about memory itself.
Автор: Dean Debra Название: Mirrored World ISBN: 0061231460 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780061231469 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Рейтинг: Цена: от 841 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: The bestselling author of The Madonnas of Leningrad returns with a breathtaking novel of love, madness, and devotion set against the extravagant royal court of eighteenth-century St. Petersburg.Born to a Russian family of lower nobility, Xenia, an eccentric dreamer who cares little for social conventions, falls in love with Andrei, a charismatic soldier and singer in the Empress's Imperial choir. Though husband and wife adore each other, their happiness is overshadowed by the absurd demands of life at the royal court and by Xenia's growing obsession with having a child - a desperate need that is at last fulfilled with the birth of her daughter. But then a tragic vision comes true, and a shattered Xenia descends into grief, undergoing a profound transformation that alters the course of her life. Turning away from family and friends, she begins giving all her money and possessions to the poor. Then, one day, she mysteriously vanishes.Years later, dressed in the tatters of her husband's military uniform and answering only to his name, Xenia is discovered tending the paupers of St. Petersburg's slums. Revered as a soothsayer and a blessed healer to the downtrodden, she is feared by the royal court and its new Empress, Catherine, who perceives her deeds as a rebuke to their lavish excesses. In this evocative and elegantly written tale, Dean reimagines the intriguing life of Xenia of St. Petersburg, a patron saint of her city and one of Russia's most mysterious and beloved holy figures. This is an exploration of the blessings of loyal friendship, the limits of reason, and the true costs of loving deeply.
Автор: Dean Debra Название: The Mirrored World LP ISBN: 0062201441 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780062201447 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Цена: 1801 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Dean Debra Название: The Mirrored World ISBN: 0061231452 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780061231452 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Цена: 1801 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A beautiful short story collection from the bestselling author of THE MADONNAS OF LENINGRAD, Debra Dean.
Автор: Debra Dean Название: Confessions of a Falling Woman ISBN: 000721667X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780007216673 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: 735 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: A collection of short stories from the acclaimed author of The Madonnas of Leningrad
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