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Nederlands Buitenlands   Alles  Titel  Auteur  ISBN        
Literatuur: Proza, romans, verhalen
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Little Zinnobers

€ 19.99


Is it possible to cultivate fundamental human values if you live in a totalitarian state? A teacher who has organised the school theatre sets out to prove that it is. Whilst the pupils rehearse Shakespeare`s tragedies and comedies under her ever-vigilant eye, Soviet life begins to make its brutal adjustments. This story can be called a book about love, the tough kind of love that gets you through life and death.

Little Zinnobers is especially fascinating for British readers as we see Shakespeare`s famous sonnets and plays touchingly brought to life by the Russian children and their gifted teacher, the novel`s heroine. The teacher applies some of the playwright`s satire to the socio-political situation of the USSR, while also using her English lessons to teach her students life`s broader lessons.

Echoes of the Soviet Union can be felt in our own society today: people find themselves increasingly at odds with politicians` hypocrisy, `big brother` is watching us through thousands of CCTVs, whilst political correctness determines what we can and cannot say. It is these subtle undercurrents which help make Chizhova`s novel particularly pertinent for today`s readership. Apart from being a magnificently written first-rate story, Little Zinnobers is unique in the fact that it goes beyond the realm of politics and fiction to shed a new light on the relevance of British literary heritage today.

Published with the support of the Institute for Literary Translation, Russia.



Taal / Language : English

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Paperback / softback
Juni 2019
Glagoslav Publications Ltd gb


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