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philoSophie
philoSophie rated it 4 years ago
Στον αντίποδα του [a:Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn|10420|Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn|https://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1204127475p2/10420.jpg] ο οποίος έγραψε για συλλήψεις, ανακρίσεις, πολιτικές φυλακές και στρατόπεδα και του [a:Andrei Platonov|6454067|Andrei Platonov|https://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1431100723p2...
moving under skies
moving under skies rated it 5 years ago
I'd love to do theory on these stories. I really loved this book despite my prejudice against the short story. Petrushevskaya is as bleak and troubling as the title of this collection suggests, but since her work is so firmly rooted in soviet history and culture she never seemed gratuitously grim. I...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 5 years ago
I have to admit that I enjoyed the previous collection far more than this one. There is less magic realism in these stories, and a sense of wonder or charm seems to be missing. There are some very good ones such as “Milogram,” “Like Penelope,” “The Goddess Parka,” and “Father and Mother”. The last i...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 6 years ago
The story referred to in the title is the one called "Revenge". It's aptly titled because it is about relationships.I love this book.I've only read one short story by Petrushevskaya in another collection. I picked this up over the weekend at a bookstore. I had heard good things about it.It's nice...
Skinny Dipping Into Books
Skinny Dipping Into Books rated it 6 years ago
totally and absolutely unedited. Lost five times.. saving as safety. These stories are divided into two sections; the more overtly scary ones and the more surreal type shorts. A loose common thread among the entire collection was a dark eeriness. However I needed more. I needed them to coal...
LittleMissProcrastination
LittleMissProcrastination rated it 6 years ago
Dnf. Therefore no rating. Not sure if it was the translation, but I found these stories strangely lacking. I'm a huge fan of Angela Carter, whom Petrushevskyay is often compared to, yet Carter's short stories are visually rich and satisfying, and these, I'm afraid, were not.
Emamemi
Emamemi rated it 6 years ago
Now that's a puzzling title, who almost screams: "Marketing plans!", because there is no story with such a title in this collection. With the idea, yes, there is.
Barrita
Barrita rated it 6 years ago
Reseña de: There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband, and He Hanged Himself: Love Stories, de Ludmilla Petrushevskaya. Hay algo que me gusta mucho del estilo de Ludmilla Petrushevskaya. Aunque en general prefiero There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor's Baby: Sc...
Boston Bibliophile
Boston Bibliophile rated it 7 years ago
http://www.bostonbibliophile.com/2010/11/review-there-once-lived-woman-who-tried.html
Ceridwen
Ceridwen rated it 7 years ago
Cross-posted on ReaderlingI am coming down with something bad. I could feel the cement hardening in the cracks in my skull all day, and now my brain is both solid and lacy with an underwater stupidity. I had started reading some trash fiction this morning, as usually illness sends me crawling to com...
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