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- DescriptionCombining personal memoir, philosophical essay, and historical analysis, Svetlana Boym explores the spaces of collective stalgia that connect national biography and personal self-fashioning in the twenty-first century. She guides us through the ruins and construction sites of post-communist cities-St. Petersburg, Moscow, Berlin, and Prague-and the imagined homelands of exiles-Benjamin, Nabokov, Mandelstahm, and Brodsky. From Jurassic Park to the Totalitarian Sculpture Garden, Boym unravels the threads of this global epidemic of longing and its antidotes.
- Author BiographySvetlana Boym is a writer and Professor of Slavic and Comparative Literature at Harvard. She is the author of Common Places: Mythologies of Everyday Life in Russia and Death in Quotation Marks: Cultural Myths of the Modern Poet, as well as of short stories, plays, and a novel. She is a native of St. Petersburg, and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- Author(s)Svetlana Boym
- PublisherThe Perseus Books Group
- Date of Publication07/03/2002
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBasic Books
- Content Noteill
- Weight587 g
- Width153 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine25 mm
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