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I Want To Live

The Diary of a Young Girl in Stalin's Russia

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I Want To Live by Nina Lugovskaya
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Does that boy like me? Why are my sisters so mean? Does anyone think I m pretty? Will my father be arrested? These were the everyday concerns of thirteen-year-old Moscow schoolgirl Nina Lugovskaya, who began to write a diary in 1932. Her indignant outbursts against the brutal raids and purges of Stalin s terror appear alongside the more typical adolescent worries about girlfriends, boys, parties and homework. For five years Nina scribbled down her most intimate thoughts and dreams, including her ambition one day to become a writer. Then in 1937 the NKVD, Stalin s secret police, ransacked Nina s home and discovered her diary. Nina s criticism of the regime provided sufficient evidence for the charge of treason, and she, her mother and two sisters were sentenced to five years hard labour in the Gulag, followed by seven years exile in Siberia. Recently Nina s diary was discovered in the KGB archives, complete with the original passages underlined by the secret police. Like Anne Frank s diary, this journal poignantly reveals life at a time of political upheaval, betrayal and repression through the eyes of an innocent

Author Biography

Nina Lugovskaya was born in Moscow on 13 December 1918. She survived her long imprisonment, married, and became a painter. But she never wrote again. She died in 1993, just after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Release date NZ
March 11th, 2008
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Black Swan
Pages
400
Dimensions
129x199x25
ISBN-13
9780552772907
Product ID
1663500

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