Writing the siege of Leningrad : women's diaries, memoirs, and documentary prose / Cynthia Simmons and Nina Perlina ; with a foreword by Richard Bidlack.

  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania : University of Pittsburgh Press 2002
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1 online resource (289 pages) : illustrations, maps.
  • 9780822972747
  • 0822972743
  • 9780822941835
  • 082294183X
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  • Includes index.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
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  • DIARIES AND LETTERS: Diary of Liubov' Vasil'evna Shaporina, hospital nurse during Siege; later an artist -- Diary of Anna Petrovna Ostroumova-Lebedeva, artist -- Letter from Leningrad: Él'za Greinert to children -- Letter from Leningrad: German family remembered -- Diary and letters of Evgeniia Shavrova, introduced by her sister, Elena Fassman, librarian -- Diary of Vera Sergeevna Kostrovitskaia, ballerina and dance teacher -- Diary of Mariia Viacheslavovna Kropacheva, school teacher -- Diary of Anna Ivanovna Likhacheva, doctor -- Diary of Tamara Petrovna Nekliudova, entertainer at the front -- Ol'ga Mikhailovna Freidenberg, classicist scholar, first woman department chair in a Soviet university, The Race of Life -- MEMOIRS AND ORAL HISTORIES: Vera Vladimirovna Miliutina, artist, Evacuation and The Scottish Album -- Valentina Nikolaevna Gorokhova, doctor, The War, the Blockade, the Military Hospital -- Sof'ia Nikolaevna Buriakova, housewife, A Half-CenturyAgo -- Ol'ga Nikolaevna Grechina, literary scholar, "Saving, I Am Saved" -- Interview with Natal'ia Borisovna Rogova, librarian, archivist -- Interview with Valentina Fedorovna Petrova, archivist -- Oral history of Natal'ia Vladimirovna Stroganova, child during the Siege; later philologist -- Interview with Valentina Il'inishna Bushueva, factory worker -- Avgusta Mikhailovna Saraeva-Bondar', art historian, Silhouettes of Time -- Interview with Kseniia Makianovna Matus, oboist in the Leningrad Symphony -- Yuliia Aronovna Mendeleva, doctor, memoir excerpts from The Defense of Leningrad -- Lilia Solomonovna Frankfurt, librarian, "The Saltykov- Shchedrin National Public Library" -- Interview with Ol'ga Il'inichna Markhaeva, museum researcher, and Ol'ga Anatol'evna Trapitsina-Matveenko, chemist -- DOCUMENTARY PROSE: Elena Oskarovna Martilla, artist, Grave Months for the Blockaded City -- Lidiia Samsonovna Razumovskaia, university student, "To the People" -- Irena L'vovna Dubitskaia, Cold Sun: Stories -- Liudmila Ivanovna Veshenkova, "Sweet Earth" -- Antonina Emel'ianovna Maslovskaia, "Blockade Lullaby" -- Vera Vladimirovna Miliutina, artist, "Vitamins, or Ode to Grass" -- Liubov' Borisovna Beregovaia, The Joyous, the Inimitable.
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  • Silver Winner, ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year, History From September 1941 until January 1944, Leningrad suffered under one of the worst sieges in the history of warfare. At least one million civilians died, many during the terribly cold first winter. Bearing the brunt of this hardship-and keeping the city alive through their daily toil and sacrifice-were the women of Leningrad. Yet their perspective on life during the siege has been little examined. Cynthia Simmons and Nina Perlina have searched archival holdings for letters and diaries written during the siege, conducted interviews wi.

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