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Шум времени

Label
Шум времени
Title
Шум времени
Title variation
  • Shum vremeni
  • Шум времени
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • rus
  • eng
  • rus
Summary
"A compact masterpiece dedicated to the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich--Julian Barnes's first novel since his best-selling, Booker Prize-winning The Sense of an Ending. 1936: Shostakovich, just thirty, fears for his livelihood and his life. Stalin, hitherto a distant figure, has taken a sudden interest in his work and denounced his latest opera. Now, certain he will be exiled to Siberia (or, more likely, shot dead on the spot), he reflects on his predicament, his personal history, his parents, various women and wives, his children all of those hanging in the balance of his fate. And though a stroke of luck prevents him from becoming yet another casualty of the Great Terror, for years to come he will be held fast under the thumb of despotism: made to represent Soviet values at a cultural conference in New York City, forced into joining the Party, and compelled, constantly, to weigh appeasing those in power against the integrity of his music. Barnes elegantly guides us through the trajectory of Shostakovich's career, at the same time illuminating the tumultuous evolution of the Soviet Union. The result is both a stunning portrait of a relentlessly fascinating man and a brilliant meditation on the meaning of art and its place in society"--
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NYP
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Barnes, Julian
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Petrova, Elena
Series statement
Bolʹshoĭ roman
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  • Shostakovich, Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich
  • Composers
  • Nationalism and communism
  • Communism and society
  • Soviet Union
Target audience
adult
Label
Шум времени
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9785389116849
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Ownership
*
Label
Шум времени
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9785389116849
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Ownership
*

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