♥ Book Title : Sofia Petrovna
☯ Full Synopsis : "Sofia Petrovna is Lydia Chukovskaya's fictional account of the Great Purge. Sofia is a Soviet Everywoman, a doctor's widow who works as a typist in a Leningrad publishing house. When her beloved son is caught up in the maelstrom of the purge, she joins the long lines of women outside the prosecutor's office, hoping against hope for good news. Confronted with a world that makes no moral sense, Sofia goes mad, a madness which manifests itself in delusions little different from the lies those around her tell every day to protect themselves. Sofia Petrovna offers a rare and vital record of Stalin's Great Purges."Article| Лидия Корнеевна Чуковская| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Women's Works in Stalin's Time
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♥ Book Title : Reference Guide to Russian Literature
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