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The Resource Jacob's ladder, Ludmila Ulitskaya ; translated from the Russian by Polly Gannon

Jacob's ladder, Ludmila Ulitskaya ; translated from the Russian by Polly Gannon

Label
Jacob's ladder
Title
Jacob's ladder
Statement of responsibility
Ludmila Ulitskaya ; translated from the Russian by Polly Gannon
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
Jumping between the diaries and letters of Jacob Ossetsky in Kiev in the early 1900s and the experiences of his granddaughter Nora in the theatrical world of Moscow in the 1970s and beyond, Jacob's Ladder guides the reader through some of the most turbulent times in the history of Russia and Ukraine, and draws suggestive parallels between historical events of the early twentieth century and those of more recent memory. Spanning the seeming promise of the prerevolutionary years, to the dark Stalinist era, to the corruption and confusion of the present day, Jacob's Ladder is a pageant of romance, betrayal, and memory. With a scale worthy of Tolstoy, it asks how much control any of us have over our lives--and how much is in fact determined by history, by chance, or indeed by the genes passed down by the generations that have preceded us into the world
Member of
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ulit͡skai͡a, Li͡udmila
Dewey number
891.73/5
Index
no index present
LC call number
PG3489.2.L58
LC item number
L4713 2019
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Soviet Union
Label
Jacob's ladder, Ludmila Ulitskaya ; translated from the Russian by Polly Gannon
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Russian in 2015 by AST/Elena Shubina Publishers, Russia, as: Lestnit͡sa I͡Akova"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The willow chest (1975) -- The watchmaker's shop on Mariinsko-Blagoveshchenskaya (1905-1907) -- From the willow chest : the diary of Jacob Ossetsky (1910) -- Closing Chekhov (1974) -- A new project (1974) -- Classmates (1955-1963) -- From the willow chest : the diary of Jacob Ossetsky (1911) -- The garden of magnitudes (1958-1974) -- Admirers (1975-1976) -- A Froebel-miss (1907-1910) -- A letter from Mikhail Kerns to his sister, Marusya (1910) -- One-of-a-kind Yurik : Yahoos and Houyhnhnms (1976-1981) -- A major year (1911) -- A female line (1975-1980) -- Unaccommodated man (1980-1981) -- A secret marriage (1911) -- From the willow chest : Jacob's notebook (1911) -- Marusya's letters (December 1911) -- First grade : fingernails (1982) -- From the willow chest : Jacob's letter to Marusya : volunteer Ossetsky (1911-1912) -- A happy year (1985) -- From the willow chest : letters from and to the Urals (October 1912-May 1913) -- A new direction (1976-1982) -- Carmen (1985) -- The diamond door (1986) -- From the willow chest : the correspondence of Jacob and Marusya (May 1913-January 1914) -- Nora in America : visiting Vitya and Martha (1987) -- The left hand (1988-1989) -- The birth of Genrikh (1916) -- Endings (1988-1989) -- A boat to the other shore (1988-1991) -- From the willow chest : family correspondence (1916) -- Kiev/Moscow (1917-1925) -- Yurik in America (1991-2000) -- Letters from Marusya to Jacob : Sudak (July-August 1925) -- Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District (early 1999-2000) -- Uzun-Syrt Stalingrad Tractor Plant (1925-1933) -- First exile : Stalingrad tractor plant (1931-1933) -- Yurik comes home (early 2000) -- From the willow chest biysk : Jacob's letters (1934-1936) -- Letters from the willow chest : war (1942-1943) -- Fifth try (2000-2009) -- Family secrets (1936-1937) -- Variations on a theme : Fiddler on the roof (1992) -- With Mikhoels (1945-1948) -- Reunion in Moscow (2003) -- Theater of shadows (2010) -- Liberation (1955) -- The birth of a new Jacob (2011) -- The archives (2011)
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
546 pages
Isbn
9780374293659
Lccn
2018050162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
genealogical table
System control number
  • on1053570867
  • (OCoLC)1053570867
Label
Jacob's ladder, Ludmila Ulitskaya ; translated from the Russian by Polly Gannon
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Russian in 2015 by AST/Elena Shubina Publishers, Russia, as: Lestnit͡sa I͡Akova"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The willow chest (1975) -- The watchmaker's shop on Mariinsko-Blagoveshchenskaya (1905-1907) -- From the willow chest : the diary of Jacob Ossetsky (1910) -- Closing Chekhov (1974) -- A new project (1974) -- Classmates (1955-1963) -- From the willow chest : the diary of Jacob Ossetsky (1911) -- The garden of magnitudes (1958-1974) -- Admirers (1975-1976) -- A Froebel-miss (1907-1910) -- A letter from Mikhail Kerns to his sister, Marusya (1910) -- One-of-a-kind Yurik : Yahoos and Houyhnhnms (1976-1981) -- A major year (1911) -- A female line (1975-1980) -- Unaccommodated man (1980-1981) -- A secret marriage (1911) -- From the willow chest : Jacob's notebook (1911) -- Marusya's letters (December 1911) -- First grade : fingernails (1982) -- From the willow chest : Jacob's letter to Marusya : volunteer Ossetsky (1911-1912) -- A happy year (1985) -- From the willow chest : letters from and to the Urals (October 1912-May 1913) -- A new direction (1976-1982) -- Carmen (1985) -- The diamond door (1986) -- From the willow chest : the correspondence of Jacob and Marusya (May 1913-January 1914) -- Nora in America : visiting Vitya and Martha (1987) -- The left hand (1988-1989) -- The birth of Genrikh (1916) -- Endings (1988-1989) -- A boat to the other shore (1988-1991) -- From the willow chest : family correspondence (1916) -- Kiev/Moscow (1917-1925) -- Yurik in America (1991-2000) -- Letters from Marusya to Jacob : Sudak (July-August 1925) -- Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District (early 1999-2000) -- Uzun-Syrt Stalingrad Tractor Plant (1925-1933) -- First exile : Stalingrad tractor plant (1931-1933) -- Yurik comes home (early 2000) -- From the willow chest biysk : Jacob's letters (1934-1936) -- Letters from the willow chest : war (1942-1943) -- Fifth try (2000-2009) -- Family secrets (1936-1937) -- Variations on a theme : Fiddler on the roof (1992) -- With Mikhoels (1945-1948) -- Reunion in Moscow (2003) -- Theater of shadows (2010) -- Liberation (1955) -- The birth of a new Jacob (2011) -- The archives (2011)
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
546 pages
Isbn
9780374293659
Lccn
2018050162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
genealogical table
System control number
  • on1053570867
  • (OCoLC)1053570867

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