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La Magie blanche de Saint-Pétersbourg
La cité idéale du tsar Pierre le Grand a miraculeusement conservé, au cours de trois siècles d'une histoire mouvementée, les proportions qui font sa grandeur et son unicité. Fastes impériaux d'Elisabeth et de Catherine II, rigueur d'Alexandre Ier et de Nicolas II, révoltes de 1825 et de 1905, Révolution de 1917 : elle était alors la capitale politique de la Russie. Mais ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 176 pages
Published 1994 by Gallimard
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Good book. Too bad the author can sometimes insist on being an absolute bigoted prick and make annoying personal criticisms of Communism, Tsarism, post-Sovietism, the French, the Italians, and pretty much everybody and everything else in the world. Would have been a whole lot more enjoyable if the guy actually stuck to the subject. It would have been remarkable that he actually won the Medici Prize as well as the Goncourt one, but then again, anybody who says a bad word about the Soviets or the ...more