Natasha's Dance: A Cultural History of Russia
Macmillan, 17 жовт. 2003 р. - 728 стор.
Beginning in the eighteenth century with the building of St. Petersburg - a "window on the West" - and culminating with the challenges posed to Russian identity by the Soviet regime, Figes examines how writers, artists, and musicians grappled with the idea of Russia itself - its, character, spiritual essence, history, and destiny. What did it mean to be Russian - an illiterate serf or an imperial courtier? And where was the true Russia - in Europe or in Asia? Figes skillfully interweaves the great works - by Dostoevsky and Chekhov, Stravinsky and Chagall - with folk embroidery, peasant songs, religious icons, and all the customs of daily life, from eating, drinking, and bathing habits to beliefs about death and the spirit world.
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NATASHA'S DANCE: A Cultural History of RussiaРецензія користувача - Kirkus
An immensely learned, ambitious effort to view Russian history through the lens of its arts, music, and literature.A skilled practitioner of both narrative and intellectual history, Figes (History ... Читати огляд повністю
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I'm tempted to say that this is a great book because like Russian art it has a soul, but that sounds presumptuous since I've not an expert on any Russian art and I've never been to Russia. But I've ... Читати огляд повністю
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