Hardback Mud and stars : travels in Russia with Pushkin and other geniuses of the Golden Age / Sara Wheeler.
Publication year: 2019
Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780224098014 (hbk.) :
With the writers of the Golden Age as her guides - Pushkin, Tolstoy, Gogol and Turgenev, among others - Wheeler travels across eight time zones, from rinsed north-western beetroot fields and far-eastern Arctic tundra to the cauldron of ethnic soup that is the Caucasus. She follows 19th-century footsteps to make connections between then and now: between the places where flashing-epauletted Lermontov died in the aromatic air of Pyatigorsk, and sheaves of corn still stand like soldiers on a blazing afternoon, just like in Gogol's stories.
xv, 287 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 25 cm