Sofia Petrovna

Sofia Petrovna

Book - 1988 | Emended edition.
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Sofia Petrovna is Lydia Chukovskaya's fictional account of the Great Purge. Sofia is a Soviet Everywoman, a doctor's widow who works as a typist in a Leningrad publishing house. When her beloved son is caught up in the maelstrom of the purge, she joins the long lines of women outside the prosecutor's office, hoping against hope for good news. Confronted with a world that makes no moral sense, Sofia goes mad, a madness which manifests itself in delusions little different from the lies those around her tell every day to protect themselves. Sofia Petrovna offers a rare and vital record of Stalin's Great Purges.
Publisher: Evanston, IL : Northwestern University Press, 1988.
Edition: Emended edition.
Copyright Date: ©1967
ISBN: 9780810111509
Branch Call Number: FIC Chuko
Characteristics: 120 pages ; 20 cm
Alternative Title: Sofʹia͡ Petrovna


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