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Book Title: Lina and Serge: The Love and Wars of Lina Prokofiev|
Date of issue: March 19th 2013
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The author of the book: Simon Morrison
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The size of the: 3.53 MB
Edition: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Read full description of the books Lina and Serge: The Love and Wars of Lina Prokofiev:The doomed love story of Lina Prokofiev, and the human cost of great art
Simon Morrison’s portrait of Lina and Serge Prokofiev is the story of a remarkable woman who fought for survival in the face of betrayal and despair, and the brilliant, self-absorbed artist she married. Born at the end of the 19th century and raised in Brooklyn, Lina fell in love with Serge and defied convention to be with him. She followed her genius husband to Stalin’s Russia, but her singing career ended and Serge abandoned her for another woman. Then, in November 1948, Lina was sent to the gulag. She was held in captivity for eight painful years. Meanwhile, Serge found himself the tool of a pitiless regime, to which he had to conform—even while producing some of the 20th century’s greatest musical works. Lina and Serge is a remarkable human drama drawing on the forces of art, sacrifice, and the struggle against oppression. Readers will never forget the tragic and triumphant sweep of Lina’s life, and never again listen to Serge’s music without seeing the flawed man behind it.
Read information about the authorSimon Morrison is Professor of Music History at Princeton, where he earned his PhD in musicology. A leading authority on composer Serge Prokofiev, he is the author of The People's Artist, along with numerous scholarly articles, and features for the New York Times. In 2011, Morrison was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.
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