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The Resource The man who couldn't die : the tale of an authentic human being, Olga Slavnikova ; translated by Marian Schwartz

The man who couldn't die : the tale of an authentic human being, Olga Slavnikova ; translated by Marian Schwartz

Label
The man who couldn't die : the tale of an authentic human being
Title
The man who couldn't die
Title remainder
the tale of an authentic human being
Statement of responsibility
Olga Slavnikova ; translated by Marian Schwartz
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
In the chaos of early-1990s Russia, the wife and stepdaughter of a paralyzed veteran conceal the Soviet Union's collapse from him in order to keep him?and his pension?alive until it turns out the tough old man has other plans. Olga Slavnikova's The Man Who Couldn't Die tells the story of how two women try to prolong a life?and the means and meaning of their own lives?by creating a world that doesn't change, a Soviet Union that never crumbled. After her stepfather's stroke, Marina hangs Brezhnev's portrait on the wall, edits the Pravda articles read to him, and uses her media connections to cobble together entire newscasts of events that never happened. Meanwhile, her mother, Nina Alexandrovna, can barely navigate the bewildering new world outside, especially in comparison to the blunt reality of her uncommunicative husband. As Marina is caught up in a local election campaign that gets out of hand, Nina discovers that her husband is conspiring as well?to kill himself and put an end to the charade. Masterfully translated by Marian Schwartz, The Man Who Couldn't Die is a darkly playful vision of the lost Soviet past and the madness of the post-Soviet world that uses Russia's modern history as a backdrop for an inquiry into larger metaphysical questions
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Slavnikova, Olʹga
Dewey number
891.73/5
Index
no index present
LC call number
PG3488.L35
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Schwartz, Marian
Series statement
Russian library
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Veterans
  • Perestroĭka
  • Soviet Union
  • FICTION / Literary
  • Perestroĭka
  • Politics and government
  • Veterans
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Soviet Union
Label
The man who couldn't die : the tale of an authentic human being, Olga Slavnikova ; translated by Marian Schwartz
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1039424972
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231546416
Lccn
2018027118
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctv928sbj
  • 8b7606d7-8557-47d3-b44c-7cf3d7fae0b2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1039424972
Label
The man who couldn't die : the tale of an authentic human being, Olga Slavnikova ; translated by Marian Schwartz
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1039424972
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231546416
Lccn
2018027118
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctv928sbj
  • 8b7606d7-8557-47d3-b44c-7cf3d7fae0b2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1039424972

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