Memories

Memories

From Moscow to the Black Sea

Book - 2016
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Considered Teffi{u2019}s single greatest work, Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea is a deeply personal account of the author{u2019}s last months in Russia and Ukraine, suffused with her acute awareness of the political currents churning around her, many of which have now resurfaced. In 1918, in the immediate aftermath of the Russian Revolution, Teffi, whose stories and journalism had made her a celebrity in Moscow, was invited to read from her work in Ukraine. She accepted the invitation eagerly, though she had every intention of returning home. As it happened, her trip ended four years later in Paris, where she would spend the rest of her life in exile.
Publisher: New York :, New York Review Books,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781590179512
159017951X
Branch Call Number: 891.73 TEF 2016
Characteristics: xxi, 267 pages : illustration, map ; 21 cm

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List - More Unconventional Lives
NWPL Nov 02, 2016

Accidentally caught up in the Russian civil war, comic author Teffi was forced to flee one place after another until, in 1922, she ended up in Paris. This is her vivid and sometimes funny account of this dangerous period.


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ClaireM_W
Apr 17, 2017

What a wonderful writer, what a wonderful travel adventure. FYI: there's a map at the END, rather than the usual start of the book, and while reading, would have loved to be able to follow Teffi's progress visually. (I love maps.) Set in the same era as "Dr. Zhivago", this is a much lighter story as our herroine manages to scamper ahead of constant impending war fronts. A page turner!

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cc51
Sep 26, 2016

Really outstanding translation into English idiom, riveting stories of escaping Bolshevik Russia.

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mclarjh
Sep 22, 2016

Interesting, and funny.

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