An elegant voice from the past speaks lucidly in three fine long stories … moving and memorable …
Kirkus Reviews

The Ladies from St. Petersburg

Fiction by Nina Berberova

Writing with a resonating clarity, unsentimental yet full of human sympathy, Nina Berberova stands as one of the treasures of twentieth-century literature and the continuance of the great Russian tradition. The Ladies from St. Petersburg contains three novellas which chronologically paint a picture of the dawn of the Russian Revolution, the flight from its turmoil, and the plight of an exile in a new and foreign place all of which Berberova knew from her own personal experience. In the title story the protagonists are taking a vacation, unaware that their lives are about to be irrevocably changed. In “Zoya Andreyevna,” an elegant, privileged woman, in headlong flight, falls ill among unfriendly strangers who resent her wealth and position even though she does not flaunt them. In “The Big City,” an emigrant lands in a surreal New York City, a place that is not yet, and may never be, his home.

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Paperback (published May 1, 2000)

ISBN
9780811214360
Price US
12.95
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
144

Clothbound (published May 1, 2000)

ISBN
9780811213776
Price US
19.95
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
144

Nina Berberova

20th century Russian immigrant novelist and short story writer who settled in Paris

An elegant voice from the past speaks lucidly in three fine long stories … moving and memorable …
Kirkus Reviews