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e-Book There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor's Baby: Scary Fairy Tales download

by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya,Keith Gessen,Anna Summers

ISBN: 0143114662
ISBN13: 978-0143114666
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Books; Original edition (September 29, 2009)
Pages: 224
Category: Genre Fiction
Subategory: Literature

ePub size: 1452 kb
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Rating: 4.9
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There once lived a girl who was killed, then brought back to life. Direct? She certainly is that. The title of another translation of her stories is even flashier: There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband, and He Hanged Himself

There once lived a girl who was killed, then brought back to life. The title of another translation of her stories is even flashier: There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband, and He Hanged Himself. C'mon! The stories are grouped Now that's a puzzling title, who almost screams: "Marketing plans!", because there is no story with such title in this collection. There is one story with the idea, yes, but the title is less shocking and more evocative - Revenge. I've learnt my lesson, in that I'll be suspicious of books with flashy titles from now on.

There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband, and He Hanged Himself: Love Stories by Ludmilla . The book could catch fire in your hands and you'd still try to be turning pages. It's giving me nightmares, in the nicest way possible. Jessica Crispin, Bookslut.

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Stories rooted in horror, fable and fairy tale, by the Russian writer Ludmilla .

Stories rooted in horror, fable and fairy tale, by the Russian writer Ludmilla Petrushevskaya. The peasant’s guardian angel tries to save her by telling God of the single good deed the woman performed in her lifetime: she once pulled an onion from her garden and gave it to a beggar. Take that onion then, God replies, hold it out to her in the lake, and let her take hold. If the onion doesn’t break, God continues, let her come to Paradise. Every one of the 19 stories in Petrushevskaya’s There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor’s Baby presents an arresting parable of this kind.

Ludmilla Petrushevskaya described a trip she took to Lithuania in 1973.

Petrushevskaya Ludmilla. IN ONE OF THE SHORT MEMOIRS SHE’S WRITTEN OVER THE years, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya described a trip she took to Lithuania in 1973.

LUDMILLA PETRUSHEVSKAYA was born in 1938 in Moscow, where she still lives. In official Soviet literature, Petrushevskaya would remain out of favor for years to come. Her stories about the lives of Russian women were too dark, too direct, and too forbidding. She is the author of more than fifteen collections of prose, including the short novel The Time: Night shortlisted for the Russian Booker Prize in 1992, and Svoi Krug, a modern classic about the 1980s Soviet intelligentsia. Even her fairy tales seemed to have an edge of despair to them.

Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, the grande dame of Russian letters, won the 2010 World .

Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, the grande dame of Russian letters, won the 2010 World Fantasy Award for this collection of short stories, subtitled "Scary Fairy Tales". While all the pieces, written over the last three decades, have some elements of mystery, their inherent realism is equally powerful. Even after Petrushevskaya's books achieved the popularity they deserved, some of her compatriots still could not accept their bleakness. Recognising themselves in her writing, however compassionate, they found it hard not to flinch at its honesty. A parable that sets the collection's tone, "The Miracle" tells of a woman on the brink of despair who comes to a drunken visionary for help.

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New York Times Bestseller Winner of the World Fantasy Award One of New York Magazines 10 Best Books of the Year One of NPR’s 5 Best Works of Foreign FictionThe celebrated scary fairy tales of Russia’s preeminent contemporary fiction writer—the author of the prizewinning memoir about growing up in Stalinist Russia, The Girl from the Metropol Hotel Vanishings and aparitions, nightmares and twists of fate, mysterious ailments and supernatural interventions haunt these stories by the Russian master Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, heir to the spellbinding tradition of Gogol and Poe. Blending the miraculous with the macabre, and leavened by a mischievous gallows humor, these bewitching tales are like nothing being written in Russia—or anywhere else in the world—today.
Comments:
Moswyn
I grew up in a rural house full of dismembered antique dolls and taxidermied animals (seriously). This book felt like going home for a visit. It's dark, and bleak, and strangely wonderful - like a darker version of the Twilight Zone with a bit of Soviet flavor. If you're prone to depression, I wouldn't recommend reading it, though. I mention the Twilight Zone because many of the stories have a similar horrifying twist, and most are very simple.

If you're looking for something that's just a little creepy, or a light ghost story, this isn't the book for you. These tales are kind of depraved, with real grit and horror. Occasionally, you may find yourself putting the book down and thinking, "What on earth did I just read?"

One thing to keep in mind, though, is that the book has been translated to English. Nothing ever reads quite the same once it's been translated. I don't read Russian well enough to read this book as it was originally written, but when I've read other books in their non-English original languages, they've been much more satisfying. That's why I give this book a slight pass on style. It does feel a little odd in places, but it's hard to say how much of that is because of the language issue.

Still In Mind
This collection won the "World Fantasy Award" in 2010. The fantasy, however, is perhaps more in line with "Magical Realism." Its author is best known for revealing the gritty underside of the former Soviet Union Her art as a storyteller is quirky but catchy.

The translation flows extremely smoothly for an American popular audience. At least one story, however, reveals choices that are questionable for the more literate reader - "The New Robinson Crusoes" is not a takeoff on Robinson Crusoe, but on "The Swiss Family Robinson."

Zaryagan
Somehow I ran across this title while looking for new lit reads. It is very dark, with mostly short pieces with an unusual and surprising twist.
I definitely want to try another of the author's books.
This book should be catnip for fans of Poe and/or horror and suspense.

Prorahun
Interesting stories. I like her concepts a great deal, just keep in mind these are TRANSLATED so I do think they lose their original "edge" and a lot of their beauty being read in English. All and all a solid collection.

Nalmezar
I can't help but feel the translation isn't doing these stories justice. Clunky to read, diction that actually proves wrong, the English versions of these story seem to hint at a deep, saddening power but prove more inaccessible than enlightening.

Hilarious Kangaroo
Overall, I enjoyed the book very much, although a few of the stories just seemed to end, with no real resolution.

Several of the stories read like modern urban legends, but with a bit more menace to them.

I think may favorite story in the collection was the last one, entitled "The Black Coat".

Dagdalas
Dark and depressing...loved it.

I can't say I "love" this book. It's well written. It's dark. The stories are evocative of Russia in the late Soviet period. Like so many translations, I think it is probably richer in the original.

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