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Historical Study & Educational Resources
  • Author:
    Catriona Kelly
  • ISBN:
    0300169183
  • ISBN13:
    978-0300169188
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  • Publisher:
    Yale University Press (February 25, 2014)
  • Pages:
    488 pages
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    Historical Study & Educational Resources
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Catriona Kelly pretends St Petersburg exists in a vacuum of no religious influence. In fact, it is Catriona Kelly who lives in a bubble where religion is not mentioned.

Catriona Kelly pretends St Petersburg exists in a vacuum of no religious influence. Catriona Kelly's ignorance of the religious underpinnings of St Petersburg is criminal.

St petersburg s h ad ow s of t he past. Yale universit y press new haven and london. This book may not be reproduced in whole or in part, in any form (beyond that copying permitted by Sections 107 and 108 of the .

Start by marking St Petersburg: Shadows of the Past as Want to Read . In this beautifully illustrated and highly original book, Catriona Kelly shows how creative engagement with the past has always been fundamental to St. Petersburg’s residents.

Start by marking St Petersburg: Shadows of the Past as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Weaving together oral history, personal observation, literary and artistic texts, journalism, and archival materials, she traces the at times paradoxical feelings of anxiety and pride that were inspired by living in the city, both when it was socialist Leningrad, and now.

Morris Catrin, Catriona Kelly. St Petersburg: Shadows of the Past. Fragile, gritty, and vital to an extraordinary degree, St. Petersburg is one of the world& most alluring cities-a place in which the past is at once ubiquitous and inescapably controversial. Morris Catrin, Catriona Kelly.

tears, has never been. inclined to notice them, Catriona Kelly. Yale University Press.

In this beautifully illustrated and highly original book, Catriona Kelly shows how creative engagement with the past has always been .

In this beautifully illustrated and highly original book, Catriona Kelly shows how creative engagement with the past has always been fundamental to St. Petersburg's residents.

Recollections of the Everyday: An Interior History of Petersburg. Kelly’s study assesses both the city’s shifting material landscape and Petersburgers’ practice of reflecting on this landscape and its significance. In St Petersburg: Shadows of the Past, Catriona Kelly explores the realm of mundane memory -the daily rituals and practices that defined the experience of St. from the 1950s to the early twenty-first century. Largely ignoring monuments and commemoration, Kelly pushes her study beyond questions of erasure, suppression, guilt, and trauma.

Fragile, gritty, and vital to an extraordinary degree, St. Petersburg is one of the world’s most alluring cities—a place in which the past is at once ubiquitous and inescapably controversial. Yet outsiders are far more familiar with the city’s pre-1917 and Second World War history than with its recent past.

Kesalard
This is more a scholarly book. Not exactly for popular reading. I am enjoying it because I lived in Leningrad for 7 months in 1970 -- cold war years. I get kind of anxious reading it because it is as though I am right back there, and that is not a good thing. For anyone interested in Russian history, this is a valuable book.
Jare
An amazingly detailed and precise description of all aspects of St.Petersburg culture, life, history. In spite of the abundance of all the tiny details, it's a great reading.
Ranicengi
Okay, but nothing spectacular.
Jockahougu
I obtained this book from my local public library after it came up in a search for books about St Petersburg here on Amazon. I plan a visit to St Petersburg via cruise ship this summer and wanted to learn more about the ‘real St Petersburg’ prior to my visit. Ms. Kelly presents a scholarly, yet accessible, portrait of Leningrad/St Petersburg from the 50s through the present. She examines life in the city from a number of different angles with whole sections of the book devoted to particular themes: transportation, food, working life, housing, cultural arts, etc. I really enjoyed this approach. Ms. Kelly is a professor at the University of Oxford and has lived in St Petersburg. It is obvious that she has a deep respect for the people and culture of St Petersburg. Thoroughly researched and footnoted, this book would be useful to scholars and those with a serious interest in contemporary Russian life. Ms. Kelly assumes a certain level of familiarity with the people and events in the history of the city. A little bit of biographical info on some of the people mentioned in the book would have saved me some time with google. On the whole though, Ms. Kelly writes beautifully and does a brilliant job of bringing St Petersburg and its people to life.
Conjulhala
The splendor and grandeur of St. Petersburg seem to have been lost in the many graffiti of that city's back alleys. One has expected to re-discover through the book by now almost forgotten history of the old city, however, one is confronted with uncollected items for recycling in the back-lanes and drab street scenes at Prospekt Karla Marksa. The book could have been much more compact if the author could have narrowed down her scope onto one single focus, viz., "One Day in St. Petersburg." Some of the author's phraseology are so ambiguous that one feels like one is reading Leopold Bloom's monologue in Ulysses. The books reads like a travelogue by an avant-garde novelist.
Otrytrerl
The subject of this book is a city named for Saint Peter. Peter is the Rock of the Church. St Petersburg has religious underpinnings. Catriona Kelly pretends St Petersburg exists in a vacuum of no religious influence. In fact, it is Catriona Kelly who lives in a bubble where religion is not mentioned. This book deserves zero stars out of a possible five thousand. Catriona Kelly's ignorance of the religious underpinnings of St Petersburg is criminal.