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There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband, and He Hanged Himself: Love Stories - Anna Summers, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband, and He Hanged Himself: Love Stories
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Love stories, with a twist: the eagerly awaited follow-up to the great Russian writer’s New York Times bestselling scary fairy tales By turns sly and sweet, burlesque and heartbreaking, these realist fables of women looking for love are the stories that Ludmilla Petrushevskaya—who has been... show more
Love stories, with a twist: the eagerly awaited follow-up to the great Russian writer’s New York Times bestselling scary fairy tales By turns sly and sweet, burlesque and heartbreaking, these realist fables of women looking for love are the stories that Ludmilla Petrushevskaya—who has been compared to Chekhov, Tolstoy, Beckett, Poe, Angela Carter, and even Stephen King—is best known for in Russia.Here are attempts at human connection, both depraved and sublime, by people across the life span: one-night stands in communal apartments, poignantly awkward couplings, office trysts, schoolgirl crushes, elopements, tentative courtships, and rampant infidelity, shot through with lurid violence, romantic illusion, and surprising tenderness. With the satirical eye of Cindy Sherman, Petrushevskaya blends macabre spectacle with transformative moments of grace and shows just why she is Russia’s preeminent contemporary fiction writer.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143121527 (0143121529)
ASIN: 143121529
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 171
Edition language: English
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
3.0
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...
Barrita
Barrita rated it
3.5 Historias de amor, no románticas
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...
Ceridwen
Ceridwen rated it
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...
Unabridged Chick
Unabridged Chick rated it
You know when you start a book titled There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband, and He Hanged Himself: Love Stories that you're not going to get happy times. And yet/but/however, Petrushevskaya manages to twist the bitter into something ... not quite sweet, but not so unpalatable.I...
My Reading Life
My Reading Life rated it
4.0 There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband, and He Hanged Himself: Love Stories
Love stories unlike the usual romantic, lovey-dovey sort....A realistic view of love that includes the messy and often ugly side of relationships. Love can strike at any instant in our lives -- it can come in many different shapes and sizes. The stories in Petrushevskaya's collection examine a wor...
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