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By Chukovskaia, Lidiia; Volume editor Murray, J. Clark; By Chukovskaya, Lydia
A fictional account of one woman's experience following the arrest of her son during the Yezhov purges. Written in 1939-40 but not published in the Soviet Union until 1988, the introduction tells the story of its publication, gives a brief biography of the author and a vocabulary... and notes.Read more
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By Chukovskaia, Lidiia; Translated by Werth, Aline
Sofia Petrovna is Lydia Chukovskaya's fictional account of the Great Purge. Her eponymous heroine is a Soviet Everywoman, a doctor's widow who works as a typist in a Leningrad publishing house.
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