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Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

3.62 of 5 Votes: 4
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Books by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband, and He Hanged Himself: Love Stories (2013)
3.46 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Dit is één van de betere verhalenbundels die ik in het afgelopen jaar gelezen heb. Genoeg reden om me eens te gaan verdiepen in de hedendaagse Russische literaruur, en dan met name in vrouwelijke auteurs. Dit schijnt namelijk een genre op zich te zijn. Deze bundel smaakt naar mee...
There Once Lived A Woman Who Tried To Kill Her Neighbour's Baby: Scary Fairy Tales (Penguin Modern Classics) (2009)
3.64 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Unfinished. Considering my usual unending love of Russian/Slavic fairy tales, I expected to tear through this one; but maybe it was the stark narrative voice, or the (to me) utter lack of anything actual fairy tale-esque, or any mysticism at all beyond vague feelings of dread--I ...
Es war einmal eine Frau, die ihren Mann nicht sonderlich liebte. Russische Schauergeschichten (2009)
3.64 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I love this book, even though I've never been too much into the use of tale and fable conceits in contemporary fiction. Petrushevskaya has me turned me around. I can't tell if she's changed my mind on the tale form, or if she's doing something sneakier under a guise of folkloric ...
Elas kord naine, kes tahtis tappa oma naabri last (2009)
3.64 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Although the title of the book describes the contents as "scary fairy tales" I would say that the works are more depressing than scary. There's lots of gore and death, but there isn't the sense of dread that comes with typical horror fiction. Rather, we get a vision of a world th...
There Once Lived a Mother Who Loved Her Children, Until They Moved Back In: Three Novellas About Family (2014)
3.55 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: I've absolutely adored all of Petrushevskaya's work in the past, but I wasn't as engaged by these novellas as I've been by her stories. The characters felt too distant and vague rather than piercingly specific, perhaps sheerly due to the length of the novellas (a trite rational, ...
There Once Lived a Girl who Seduced Her Sister's Husband and He Hanged Himself (2013)
3.46 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: I think the length of these stories worked against them. it all seemed to very much be Russian love stories (dense, depressing, more sorrow than love), but everything ended so quickly. the nature in which the author ended these tales just didn't do for me what I imagine she meant...
There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister s (2000)
3.46 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Was putting together a list of Russian authors to read for my June Classic and realized I have never read a female Russian author. So, off to the internet I went. What I found, and what was available to me in English at the library were several short story collections. This was t...
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