Dacha Idylls: Living Organically in Russia's Countryside

By: Caldwell, Melissa L.

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"Dacha Idylls" is a lively account of dacha life and how Russians experience this deeply rooted tradition of the summer cottage amid the changing cultural, economic, and political landscape of postsocialist Russia. Simultaneously beloved and reviled, dachas wield a power that makes owning and caring for them an essential part of life. In this book, Melissa L. Caldwell captures the dacha's abiding traditions and demonstrates why Russians insist that these dwellings are key to understanding Russian life. She draws on literary texts as well as observations from dacha dwellers to highlight this enduring fact of Russian culture at a time when so much has changed. Caldwell presents the dacha world in all its richness and complexity--a "good life" that draws inspiration from the natural environment in which it is situated.

Title: Dacha Idylls: Living Organically in Russia's Countryside

Author Name: Caldwell, Melissa L.

Categories: Other,

Publisher: University of California Press:

ISBN Number: 0520262859

ISBN Number 13: 9780520262850

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0520262859Z2

Description: 0520262859 Crisp, clean, unread paperback with light shelfwear to the covers and a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!