The Time by Ludm Petrushevskaya
Night (A Novel)

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Capturing the complexities of contemporary Russian life, the scribbled notes of Anna Andrianovna, written in the solitary hours of the night, chronicle her struggle to provide food, money, space, time, and love for the diverse members of her family.

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Ludmila Petrushevskaya was born in 1938 in Moscow where she still lives. She studied journalism at Moscow University in 1961 and worked for Moscow Television throughout the 1960s. Although a prolific writer of plays and short stories, her work remained unpublished until the mid-1980s and the glasnost of Gorbachev. Her plays have since been widely performed in Russia and all over the world.
Published August 23, 1994 by Pantheon. 155 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The novel's affective core, though, is Anna's love for her grandson Tima, and it's here that Anna's credibility as a poet comes to the fore: ``Great thick curling lashes, little fans!

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