Lydia Chukovskaya

more photos (4)





Lydia Chukovskaya

Author profile


born
in Russian Federation
March 11, 1907

died
February 08, 1996

gender
female

genre


About this author

Lydia Chukovskaya wrote 'Sofia Petrovna', a harrowing story about life during the Great Purges. But it was a while before this story would achieve widespread recognition. Out of favour with the authorities, yet principled and uncompromising, Chukovskaya was unable to hold down any kind of steady employment. But gradually, she started to get published again: an introduction to the works of Taras Shevchenko, another one for the diaries of Miklouho-Maclay.
By the time of Stalin's death in 1953, Chukovskaya had become a respected figure within the literary establishment, as one of the editors of the cultural monthly 'Literaturnaya Moskva'. During the late 1950s, 'Sofia Petrovna' finally made its way through Russia's literary circles, in manuscri
...more


Average rating: 3.86 · 665 ratings · 56 reviews · 17 distinct works · Similar authors
Sofia Petrovna
by
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 599 ratings — published 1967 — 17 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Akhmatova Journals, Vol...
4.42 of 5 stars 4.42 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1980 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Vajoaminen
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2012
Rate this book
Clear rating
Going Under
4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1975 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
To the Memory of Childhood
by
4.83 of 5 stars 4.83 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1988 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Прочерк
4.75 of 5 stars 4.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2013
Rate this book
Clear rating
Памяти детства
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1989 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Из дневника. Воспоминания
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
В лаборатории редактора
1.0 of 5 stars 1.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2011
Rate this book
Clear rating
Записки об Анне Ахматовой: ...
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2007 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Lydia Chukovskaya…
“Novels hadn't interested her for a long time now: not for a moment could she tear her mind away from her own life and concentrate on somebody else.”
Lydia Chukovskaya, Sofia Petrovna

“All men, every last one of them, were terribly fond of pretty women. Any cheeky housemaid could wrap any man, even a decent one, around her little finger.”
Lydia Chukovskaya, Sofia Petrovna

“I personally bought three liters of kerosene two days ago. And now there's just a drop left on the bottom, not enough to stick up a dog's ass. You just can't leave anything in the kitchen anymore.”
Lydia Chukovskaya, Sofia Petrovna

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
500 Great Books B...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Translated into English 2 74 Aug 01, 2014 02:16PM  
Reading with Style: General Questions & Answers 46 54 Nov 29, 2014 06:43PM  
Cover to Cover Ch...: Wayne's 200 books in 2014 13 20 Dec 02, 2014 04:18PM  
500 Great Books B...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Decades, Centuries, and Millenia 8 55 Dec 06, 2014 09:46PM