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Black earth city : when Russia ran wild (and so did we), Charlotte Hobson

Label
Black earth city : when Russia ran wild (and so did we)
Title
Black earth city
Title remainder
when Russia ran wild (and so did we)
Statement of responsibility
Charlotte Hobson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"It is September 1991 and the dismantling of the Soviet Union is under way. In Voronezh, a provincial town famous for its loamy black earth, a sense of lightheartedness - part fear, part exhilaration - pervades. The people conquer uncertainty, hunger, and -20 degree temperatures by drinking huge quantities of black-market vodka and reveling in their new-found sexual freedom." "Black Earth City is Charlotte Hobson's record of this tumultuous time. An irresistible guide, she brings us into the cramped, rundown Hostel no. 4, where international students and locals congregate. We meet Yakov, who blows half-a-million rubles on a taxi to see a girl in Minsk; Lola, who sleeps with her peers for a share of their dinner; Viktor, with his brutal memories of military service; and Mitya, Hobson's wild and optimistic lover whose gradual disillusion - and dissolution - mirrors his country's dramatic lurch from euphoria to despair."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hobson, Charlotte
Dewey number
947.086
Index
no index present
LC call number
DK510.32
LC item number
.H63 2001b
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hobson, Charlotte
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Russia (Federation)
Label
Black earth city : when Russia ran wild (and so did we), Charlotte Hobson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Black earth city : a year in the heart of Russia. London : Granta Books, 2001
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Free Day
  • New Year, New Happiness
  • The House of the Deaf and Dumb
  • Liule Pavlik
  • Inflation Fever
  • The Commission Shop
  • International Women's Day
  • The Thaw
  • Iron Boots
  • Peter Truth
  • Russian Lessons
  • Leaving
  • Hostel No. 4
  • Memorial Wood
  • Bourgeois Medicine
  • The Triangle Player
  • A Short Russian Grammar
  • The Truth Game
  • Dmitri Donskoy and the Borders of Russia
Control code
48177431
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 210 pages
Isbn
9780805069327
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2001045031
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Black earth city : when Russia ran wild (and so did we), Charlotte Hobson
Publication
Note
Originally published: Black earth city : a year in the heart of Russia. London : Granta Books, 2001
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Free Day
  • New Year, New Happiness
  • The House of the Deaf and Dumb
  • Liule Pavlik
  • Inflation Fever
  • The Commission Shop
  • International Women's Day
  • The Thaw
  • Iron Boots
  • Peter Truth
  • Russian Lessons
  • Leaving
  • Hostel No. 4
  • Memorial Wood
  • Bourgeois Medicine
  • The Triangle Player
  • A Short Russian Grammar
  • The Truth Game
  • Dmitri Donskoy and the Borders of Russia
Control code
48177431
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 210 pages
Isbn
9780805069327
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2001045031
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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