Natasha's Dance: A Cultural History of Russia

Author(s): Orlando Figes

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This tremendously attractive, ambitious, dizzying book is in every way a worthy successor to Figes' bestselling "A People's Tragedy". The whole panorama of Russia's mighty culture is conjured up in a way that is fresh, intimate and immediate. Whether talking about music or novels, buildings or paintings, Figes' enthusiasm and literary brilliance sweeps the reader along through a series of great set-piece chapters.

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Orlando Figes is the author of "A People's Tragedy", which won the NCR Book Award, the Wolfson History Prize, the Longman/History Today Book of the Year Award and the WH Smith Literary Award.

Shortlisted for BBC Four Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2003 and Samuel Johnson Prize 2003.

Orlando Figes is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London. His last book, A PEOPLE'S TRAGEDY (Cape 1996), won the NCR Book Award, the Wolfson History Prize, the Longman/History Today Book of the Year Award and the WH Smith Literary Award. He lives in Cambridge.

European Russia; children of 1812; Moscow! Moscow!; the peasant marriage; in search of the Russian soul; descendants of Genghiz Khan; Russia through the Soviet lens; Russia abroad.

General Fields

  • : 9780140297966
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : September 2003
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 33mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Orlando Figes
  • : Paperback
  • : 700.947
  • : 768
  • : 32pp colour illustrations, b&w illustrations