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Like Boccacio S Famous Florentines, Julia Voznesenskaya S Russian Women Are Cunning And Savvy About All Facets Of The Soviet System They Know How To Beat It And How To Endure Quarantined In A Leningrad Maternity Ward After Giving Birth, Ten Women From All Walks Of Soviet Life Amuse Themselves By Telling Stories Stories That Provide An Astonishingly Intimate And Dramatic Insight Into The Lives Of Russia TodayThe Women Recount One Hundred Stories One Story Told Each Day By Each Of The Ten Women For Ten Days On Such Themes As Love, Jealousy, Infidelity, Seduction, Farcical Sex, Money, Revenge, And Finally, Happiness Beneath Their Gossip Runs The Stark Reality Of A Society Torn Apart By Suicide, Divorce, And Alcoholism By The Difficulties Of Finding Food And A Place To Live By The Threat Of Harrowing Imprisonment Voznesenskaya Writes Vividly About Everyday Soviet Life As Well As Politics, And Her Revealing Book Conveys A Passionate Belief In The Spiritual Strength Of The Russian Woman, To Which Readers Everywhere Will Respond With Sympathy And Shocks Of Recognition A profoundly human novel I use the word novel despite appearances to the contrary on one level this is a series of 100 short narratives, divided over ten days and issuing from the mouths of ten women But ingeniously, between the short narratives there are passages, kept to a minimum but indispensable to the structure, in which the narrators respond to and criticise each other s stories All of this could so easily be arch, flippant, a random seeming patchwork, but in Voznesenskaya s hands it A profoundly human novel I use the word novel despite appearances to the contrary on one level this is a series of 100 short narratives, divided over ten days and issuing from the mouths of ten women But ingeniously, between the short narratives there are passages, kept to a minimum but indispensable to the structure, in which the narrators respond to and criticise each other s stories All of this could so easily be arch, flippant, a random seeming patchwork, but in Voznesenskaya s hands it may in fact be the unique source of humanity in this often starkly rea Ten women in a soviet hospital are placed under quarantine so to pass the ten days they start telling each other stories on a pre agreed subject, such as love, hate, revenge, good deeds, rape etc The hundred stories portray the country and its people quite well The book was released in 1986, translated into English and released over here a year later I do understand why it was accepted so well It s like sneaking in a look behind the iron curtain and watching people cooking food or having s Ten women in a soviet hospital are placed under quarantine so to pass the ten days they start telling each other stories on a pre agreed subject, such as love, hate, revenge, good deeds, rape etc The hundred stories portray the country and its people quite well The book was released in 1986, translated into English and released over here a year later I do understand I read this book when I was barely out of my teens, and I knew pretty close to nothing at all about life in the USSR Well, did I get a education It was the first novel I ever read that so vividly brought to life a foreign culture for me I was amazed by the author s ability to paint such a detailed, complex and comprehensive picture of a world that was very real for many people in such a few simple scenes and stories I had no idea so much of a world could be conveyed in so few pages of fictio I read this book when