March 2018 Blog Archive
Posted by European Schoolbooks Ltd, on 21 March 2018. Comments: 0
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Posted by Masha Kulikova, on 9 March 2018. Comments: 0
Our article on “The Russian Book Trade in the UK” has been published in the SCRSS Digest Spring 2018 issue!
Find out what we think (pp. 8-10)
With many thanks to The Society for Co-operation in Russian and Soviet Studies.
Posted by mp, on 4 March 2018. Comments: 0
For Women's day, I would like to highlight a book written by a man: "Laetitia" by Ivan Jablonka.
Ivan Jablonka is an historian better known for his works on the Holocaust. In this book, which received the Prix Médicis in 2016 and is now available in paperback, he researched the story of a young woman, Laetitia, who was murdered by a man she befriended. This sad story could have been left unnoticed, one of the hundreds of women killed every year. However, it made the headlines, her dismembered body becoming a battleground for politicians. The author meets her twin sister, Jessica, and unpicks their lives. Abuse is the main thread, from a neglectful and abusive birth father, to a coercive and abusive foster father. Although Laetitia becomes unwittingly an emblem of the violence against women, a victim, the author resuscitates her voice, her walk, her talk, her hopes and she dances across the pages. After her sister's death, in a "me too" movement far from the red carpets, Jessica overcame her conflicted loyalties to her foster father and reported him.
This is an uncomfortable read, if necessary.
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