Picture of St Petersburg

St Petersburg

Shadows of the Past
by Catriona Kelly

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Pub Date: 2016
Format: Paperback with bw illus.
Pages: 464 pp.
Size: 5.25 x 8.50 inches

ISBN: 9780300219401
TB Code: 1905427
Availability: 138 in stock

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. 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. Ranging from rubbish dumps to promenades, from the city’s glamorous center to its grimy outskirts, this ambitious book offers a compelling and always unexpected panorama of an extraordinary and elusive place.