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Mud and Stars

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By Sara Wheeler

With the writers of the Golden Age as her guides – Pushkin, Tolstoy, Gogol and Turgenev, among others – Wheeler travels the length and breadth of Russia to make connections between then and now. On the Trans-Siberian railway, at sail on the Black Sea, or while watching television with her hosts in Soviet apartment blocks, Wheeler searches for a Russia not in the news – a Russia of humanity and daily struggles.

At a time of deteriorating relations between Russia and the West, Wheeler gives a voice to the ‘ordinary’ people of Russia and discovers how the writers of the past continue to represent their country today.

 

 

 

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Mud and Stars: Travels in Russia

With the writers of the Golden Age as her guides – Pushkin, Tolstoy, Gogol and Turgenev, among others – Wheeler travels the length and breadth of Russia to make connections between then and now. On the Trans-Siberian railway, at sail on the Black Sea, or while watching television with her hosts in Soviet apartment blocks, Wheeler searches for a Russia not in the news – a Russia of humanity and daily struggles.

At a time of deteriorating relations between Russia and the West, Wheeler gives a voice to the ‘ordinary’ people of Russia and discovers how the writers of the past continue to represent their country today.

About the Author

Sarah Wheeler is the author of a number of critically acclaimed travel books, including Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica and alsoThe Magnetic North: Notes from the Arctic Circle, She lives in London.

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Weight 0.6 kg
Dimensions 13 × 3.0 × 19.8 cm