Esta edición ISBN ya no está disponible.Ver todas las copias de esta edición ISBN.
"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
From the award-winning author of The Whisperers, Orlando Figes Natasha's Dance: A Cultural History of Russia is a dazzling history of Russia's mighty culture.
Orlando Figes' enthralling, richly evocative history has been heralded as a literary masterpiece on Russia, the lives of those who have shaped its culture, and the enduring spirit of a people.
'Wonderfully rich ... magnificent and compelling ... a delight to read'
'A tour de force by the great storyteller of modern Russian historians ... Figes mobilizes a cast of serf harems, dynasties, politburos, libertines, filmmakers, novelists, composers, poets, tsars and tyrants ... superb, flamboyant and masterful'
Simon Sebag-Montefiore, Financial Times
'Awe-inspiring ... Natasha's Dance has all the qualities of an epic tragedy'
Mail on Sunday
'It is so much fun to read that I hesitate to write too much, for fear of spoiling the pleasures and surprises of the book'
'Magnificent ... Figes is at his exciting best'
'Breathtaking ... The title of this masterly history comes from War and Peace, when the aristocratic heroine, Natasha Rostova, finds herself intuitively picking up the rhythm of a peasant dance ... One of those books that, at times, makes you wonder how you have so far managed to do without it'
Independent on Sunday
'Thrilling, dizzying ... I would defy any reader not to be captivated'
Orlando Figes is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author of Peasant Russia, Civil War, A People's Tragedy, Natasha's Dance, The Whisperers and Just Send Me Word. His books have been translated into over twenty languages.
"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
Descripción Condición: new. Nº de ref. del artículo: newport0140297960
Descripción paperback. Condición: New. Language: ENG. Nº de ref. del artículo: 9780140297966
Descripción Condición: New. Nº de ref. del artículo: 1659906-n
Descripción Condición: new. Nº de ref. del artículo: BeigeNew0140297960
Descripción Paperback. Condición: new. Paperback. This text provides a richly evocative exploration of Russia, its culture and people. Vast in scale and woven though with extraordinary stories and characters, it ranges from the splendour of 18th-century St Petersburg to the power of Stalinist propaganda, from folk art to the magic rituals of Asiatic shamans, from the poetry of Pushkin to the music of Mussorgsky and the films of Eisenstein, bringing to life an extraordinary cast of serf artists and aristocrats, revolutionaries and exiles, priests and libertines. Figes's book takes its title from a famous scene in "War and Peace", where the young and beautiful Countess Natasha hears a popular melody and, instinctively aware of the peasant rhythm and steps, begins to dance to it. Tolstoy shows that, however grand and foreign-educated they might be, at heart the Russians are Russians. Here, Orlando Figes explores the meaning of Natasha's dance: the often contradictory impulses and shared sensibilities that have given rise to one of the world's most dazzling cultures. He shows how, perhaps more than any other country, Russia's sense of identity is embodied in its culture: not only its great poetry, music, books and paintings, but also in its common ideas, customs, habits and beliefs. Despite Russia's immense size and diversity it is this unique temperament that has held together a people scattered from Europe to Asia and enabled them to survive in the face of their own fearful history. A history of Russia's mighty culture. It covers the lives of those who have shaped its culture, and the enduring spirit of a people. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. Nº de ref. del artículo: 9780140297966
Descripción Condición: New. pp. 784. Nº de ref. del artículo: 6449920
Descripción Paperback. Condición: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Nº de ref. del artículo: 9780140297966-GDR
Descripción Paperback. Condición: new. new. Nº de ref. del artículo: BBB_new0140297960
Descripción Condición: new. Nº de ref. del artículo: NewButterFly0140297960
Descripción Soft Cover. Condición: new. Nº de ref. del artículo: 9780140297966