Travels in Siberia
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Published:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
529 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Status:
Donelson - Adult Non-Fiction
957 F8487t
Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction
957 F8487t
Description

A Dazzling Russian travelogue from the bestselling author of Great Plains

In his astonishing new work, Ian Frazier, one of our greatest and most entertaining storytellers, trains his perceptive, generous eye on Siberia, the storied expanse of Asiatic Russia whose grim renown is but one explanation among hundreds for the region's fascinating, enduring appeal. In Travels in Siberia , Frazier reveals Siberia's role in history--its science, economics, and politics--with great passion and enthusiasm, ensuring that we'll never think about it in the same way again.

With great empathy and epic sweep, Frazier tells the stories of Siberia's most famous exiles, from the well-known--Dostoyevsky, Lenin (twice), Stalin (numerous times)--to the lesser known (like Natalie Lopukhin, banished by the empress for copying her dresses) to those who experienced unimaginable suffering in Siberian camps under the Soviet regime, forever immortalized by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn in The Gulag Archipelago .

Travels in Siberia is also a unique chronicle of Russia since the end of the Soviet Union, a personal account of adventures among Russian friends and acquaintances, and, above all, a unique, captivating, totally Frazierian take on what he calls the "amazingness" of Russia--a country that, for all its tragic history, somehow still manages to be funny. Travels in Siberia will undoubtedly take its place as one of the twenty-first century's indispensable contributions to the travel-writing genre.

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ISBN:
9780374278724 (alk. paper), 0374278725 (halk. paper)

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [501]-508) and index.
Description
Here, travel writer Ian Frazier trains his eye for detail on Siberia, that vast expanse of Asiatic Russia. He explores many aspects of this storied, often grim region, which takes up one-seventh of the land on earth. He writes about the geography, the resources, the native peoples, the history, the forty-below midwinter afternoons, the bugs. The book brims with Mongols, half-crazed Orthodox archpriests, fur seekers, ambassadors of the czar bound for Peking, tea caravans, German scientists, American prospectors, intrepid English nurses, and prisoners and exiles of every kind. More than just a historical travelogue, this is also an account of Russia since the end of the Soviet Union, and a personal reflection on the all-around amazingness of Russia, a country that still somehow manages to be funny.--From publisher description.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Frazier, I. (2010). Travels in Siberia. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Frazier, Ian. 2010. Travels in Siberia. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Frazier, Ian, Travels in Siberia. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Frazier, Ian. Travels in Siberia. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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