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9780525565406

Mud and Stars Travels in Russia with Pushkin, Tolstoy, and Other Geniuses of the Golden Age

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  • ISBN13:

    9780525565406

  • ISBN10:

    052556540X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2020-10-20
  • Publisher: Vintage

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Summary

With the writers of the golden age as her guides—Pushkin, Tolstoy, Gogol, and Turgenev, among others—Sara Wheeler searches for a Russia not in the news, traveling from rinsed northwestern beet fields and the Far Eastern Arctic tundra to the cauldron of nationalities, religions, and languages in the Caucasus. Bypassing major cities as much as possible, she goes instead to the places associated with the country’s literary masters. Wheeler weaves these writers’ lives and works around their historical homes, giving us rich portraits of the many diverse Russias from which these writers spoke.

Illustrated with both historical images and contemporary snapshots of the people and places that shaped her journey, Mud and Stars gives us timely, witty, and deeply personal insights into Russia, then and now.

One of Smithsonian’s Ten Best Travel Books of the Year

Author Biography

SARA WHEELER is the author of many works of nonfiction, including Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica, The Magnetic North (winner of the Banff Adventure Travel Prize), and Trav­els in a Thin Country. She contributes to a wide range of publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, and The Daily Telegraph, and broadcasts regularly on BBC Radio. She lives in London.

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