Mud and Stars (Free E–pub) Ï Sara Wheeler


  • Paperback
  • 304
  • Mud and Stars
  • Sara Wheeler
  • en
  • 04 June 2020
  • 9780224098021

Sara Wheeler Ï 9 Summary

Review Mud and Stars Sara Wheeler Ï 9 Summary Review Ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ï Sara Wheeler Local guides boards with families in modest homestays eats roe and pelmeni and cabbage soup invokes recipes from Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking learns the language and observes the pattern of outcry and silence that characterizes life under Vladimir Putin Illustrated with both historical images and contemporary snapshots of the peo­ple and places that shaped her journey Mud and Stars gives us timely witty and deeply personal insights into Russia then and n. I really liked the idea of this book in which the author follows in the footsteps of great Russian authors and while this did happen Sara Wheeler s own battles with the Russian language and attempts at cooking the food distract from this She does go into great descriptions of the authors their lives and impact they had and she visits places where they lived or travelled I really enjoyed this aspect of the book The other experiences were amusing and interesting but didn t add to the book for me

Review Ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ï Sara WheelerMud and Stars

Review Mud and Stars Sara Wheeler Ï 9 Summary Review Ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ï Sara Wheeler With the writers of the Golden Age as her guides Pushkin Tolstoy Gogol and Turgenev among others Sara Wheeler searches for a Russia not in the news traveling from rinsed northwestern beet fields and the Far Eastern Arctic tundra to the cauldron of nation­alities religions and languages in the Caucasus Bypassing major cities as much as possible she goes instead to the places associated with the country’s literary masters With her we see the fabled Trigorskoye ?. Wheeler follows in the footsteps of Dostoyevsky Gogol Chekov and other 19th century authors connecting them to Putin s Russia of today You needn t have read or well remember the writers detailed to enjoy this wryly told traveler s tale Wheeler reminds me a lot of Susan Orlean another writer who never seems to put her foot wrong

Review Mud and Stars

Review Mud and Stars Sara Wheeler Ï 9 Summary Review Ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ï Sara Wheeler ??three hills” estate that Pushkin freuented during his exile now preserved in his honor We look for Dostoevsky along the waters of Lake Ilmen site of the only house the restless writer ever owned We pay tribute to the single stone that remains of Tol­stoy’s birthplace Wheeler weaves these writers’ lives and works around their historical homes giving us rich portraits of the many diverse Russias from which these writers spoke As she travels Wheeler follows. Fascinating snapshots of Russian writers in Russia s Golden Age of Literature broadly the 19th century Pushkin until the death of Tolstoy in 1910 Biographies with their personality traits I never knew Tolstoy was such a horrible person for one interspersed with many photographs The author travelled to places important in the writers lives it was interesting to compare then through the writers lives and now through the author s travels I enjoyed reading about lesser known figures such as Fet a poet think of an Emily Dickinson comparison Goncharov known for Oblomov which variations on the extremely slothful character s name have entered the Russian language and Leskov an uneven writer known principally for his masterwork the novella Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk turned into an opera by Shostakovich Some of her musings on the current political situation in Russia got boring pretty uickly Recommended


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  1. says: Review Ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ï Sara Wheeler Sara Wheeler Ï 9 Summary Mud and Stars (Free E–pub) Ï Sara Wheeler

    Mud and Stars (Free E–pub) Ï Sara Wheeler Ok for a first go at Russian literature Nothing especially insightful if you’ve read the works andor other commentary If you do read it and want on Pushkin ie a wry modern take on Pushkin worship in the Soviet era look for Pushkin Hills by Dovlatov

  2. says: Mud and Stars (Free E–pub) Ï Sara Wheeler Sara Wheeler Ï 9 Summary Review Mud and Stars

    Review Ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ï Sara Wheeler Sara Wheeler Ï 9 Summary Review Mud and Stars Wheeler follows in the footsteps of Dostoyevsky Gogol Chekov and other 19th century authors connecting them to Putin's Russia of today You needn't have read or well remember the writers detailed to enjoy this wryly told traveler's

  3. says: Mud and Stars (Free E–pub) Ï Sara Wheeler Review Ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ï Sara Wheeler

    Mud and Stars (Free E–pub) Ï Sara Wheeler Sara Wheeler Ï 9 Summary I hate to say it but I found this to be a

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    Review Mud and Stars Sara Wheeler Ï 9 Summary Review Ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ï Sara Wheeler Mud and Stars Travels in Russia with Pushkin and Other Geniuses of the Golden Age

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    Mud and Stars (Free E–pub) Ï Sara Wheeler Fascinating snapshots of Russian writers in Russia's Golden Age of Literature broadly the 19th century Pushkin until the death of Tolstoy in 1910 Biographies with their personality traits I never knew Tolstoy was such a horrible person for one interspersed with many photographs The author travelled to places important i

  6. says: Review Mud and Stars Sara Wheeler Ï 9 Summary Review Ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ï Sara Wheeler

    Review Mud and Stars Sara Wheeler Ï 9 Summary Review Ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ï Sara Wheeler I love so many of the authors that Wheeler followed and I enjoyed seeing where they lived hearing their lives and

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    Mud and Stars (Free E–pub) Ï Sara Wheeler Sara Wheeler Ï 9 Summary Review Mud and Stars Human All Too HumanBy 1942 when hunger defeat and deprivation had begun to stalk the Germans who had attacked USSR realization dawned among the upper echelons of the Nazis commander that the Russian landscape was the ‘real’ enemy In a letter to his wife in Germany Generalfeldmarschall Karl von Runstedt sums this reality despairingly “The vastness of Russia devours us” For much of modern history when talking about Russia outsiders

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    Review Mud and Stars Mud and Stars (Free E–pub) Ï Sara Wheeler A curious book Basic outlines of the life and works of great 19th century writers along with travelogues reports of progress in lear

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    Review Ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ï Sara Wheeler Mud and Stars (Free E–pub) Ï Sara Wheeler Sara Wheeler Ï 9 Summary I really liked the idea of this book in which the author follows in the footsteps of great Russian authors and while this

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    Mud and Stars (Free E–pub) Ï Sara Wheeler Review Mud and Stars Audiobook versionSara Wheeler set out to explore the locations of the writers of the Russian Golden Age Pushkin Tolstoy Golgo Dostoevsky and others She mostly bypassed the major cities and visited off the beaten path places of Russia like the Arctic Siberia and the Caucasus This is both a literary exploration and a travelogueI am a

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