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The Resource Writing resistance : revolutionary memoirs of Shlisselburg Prison, 1884-1906. / edited and translated by Sarah J. Young

Writing resistance : revolutionary memoirs of Shlisselburg Prison, 1884-1906. / edited and translated by Sarah J. Young

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Writing resistance : revolutionary memoirs of Shlisselburg Prison, 1884-1906. / edited and translated by Sarah J. Young
Title
Writing resistance
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revolutionary memoirs of Shlisselburg Prison, 1884-1906. / edited and translated by Sarah J. Young
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1884, the first of 68 prisoners convicted of terrorism and revolutionary activity were transferred to a new maximum security prison at Shlisseĺburg Fortress near St Petersburg. The regime of indeterminate sentences in isolation caused severe mental and physical deterioration among the prisoners, over half of whom died. But the survivors fought back to reform the prison and improve the inmates' living conditions. The memoirs many survivors wrote enshrined their story in revolutionary mythology, and acted as an indictment of the Tsarist autocracy's loss of moral authority.Writing Resistance features three of these memoirs, all translated into English for the first time. They show the process of transforming the regime as a collaborative endeavour that resulted in flourishing allotments, workshops and intellectual culture - and in the inmates running many of the prison's everyday functions. Sarah J. Young's introductory essay analyses the Shlisseĺburg memoirs' construction of a collective narrative of resilience, resistance and renewal. It uses distant reading techniques to explore the communal values they inscribe, their adoption of a powerful group identity, and emphasis on overcoming the physical and psychological barriers of the prison.The first extended study of Shlisseĺburg's revolutionary inmates in English, Writing Resistance uncovers an episode in the history of political imprisonment that bears comparison with the inmates of Robben Island in South Africa's apartheid regime and the Maze Prison in Belfast during the Troubles. It will be of interest to scholars and students of the Russian revolution, carceral history, penal practice and behaviours, and prison and life writing
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
365/.45092
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9713.5.S35
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Young, Sarah J.
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http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shlisselʹburgskai︠a︡ ti︠u︡rʹma
  • Political prisoners
  • Revolutionaries
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Writing resistance : revolutionary memoirs of Shlisselburg Prison, 1884-1906. / edited and translated by Sarah J. Young
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Publication
Contents
Intro -- Series Page -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Series Editors' Preface -- Editor's Preface -- Note on Transliteration -- 1 Introduction: Surviving Shlissel'burg, Writing Resistance -- 2 Liudmila Volkenshtein, Thirteen Years in Shlissel'burg Fortress -- 3 Mikhail Ashenbrenner, Two Decades in Shlissel'burg Prison -- 4 Vasilii Pankratov, Life in Shlissel'burg Fortress -- Appendix: Shlissel'burg's Inmates, 1884-1906 -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index -- Back Cover
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 253 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781787359918
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1csjcfg
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remote
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  • on1257292545
  • (OCoLC)1257292545
Label
Writing resistance : revolutionary memoirs of Shlisselburg Prison, 1884-1906. / edited and translated by Sarah J. Young
Publication
Contents
Intro -- Series Page -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Series Editors' Preface -- Editor's Preface -- Note on Transliteration -- 1 Introduction: Surviving Shlissel'burg, Writing Resistance -- 2 Liudmila Volkenshtein, Thirteen Years in Shlissel'burg Fortress -- 3 Mikhail Ashenbrenner, Two Decades in Shlissel'burg Prison -- 4 Vasilii Pankratov, Life in Shlissel'burg Fortress -- Appendix: Shlissel'burg's Inmates, 1884-1906 -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index -- Back Cover
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 253 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781787359918
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1csjcfg
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1257292545
  • (OCoLC)1257292545

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