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Words Will Break Cement

The Passion of Pussy Riot
Gessen, Masha (Book - 2014)
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Drawing on access to the band's members and their families and associates, recreates the feminist punk activists' fierce act of political confrontation in Moscow, which made national headlines as they were punished for their act of defiance.
Authors: Gessen, Masha
Title: Words will break cement
the passion of Pussy Riot
Publisher: New York :, Riverhead Books,, 2014
Edition: First Riverhead trade paperback edition
Characteristics: 308 pages :,illustrations ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Masha Gessen
Contents: Part I. Becoming Pussy Riot
Nadya
War
Kat
Wee Wee Riot
Maria
Part II. Prayer and response
A punk prayer
Unmasked
Detention
The trial
Part III. Punishment
Kat
Maria
Nadya
Summary: Drawing on access to the band's members and their families and associates, recreates the feminist punk activists' fierce act of political confrontation in Moscow, which made national headlines as they were punished for their act of defiance.
ISBN: 9781594632198
1594632197
Branch Call Number: 782.42166 P9879g 2014
Subject Headings: Pussy Riot (Musical group) Punk rock music Political aspects Russia (Federation)
Topical Term: Punk rock music
LCCN: 2013046520
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Join the discussion on May 16, 2015. Drawing on access to the band's members and their families and associates, Gessen recreates the feminist punk activists' fierce act of political confrontation in Moscow, which made national headlines as they were punished for their act of defiance.


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Aug 01, 2014
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

"So the word is more sincere than concrete? So the word is not a trifle? Then may noble people begin to grown, and their word will break cement."-Solzhenitsyn
For those who have been following the incredible story of the punk feminist activist group (for lack of a better description) Pussy Riot as they have clashed with the Russian government over the past few years, this is an important book. It is frightening that in the 21st century, peaceful dissidence can be criminal and three of the members were jailed for their activities. This book, by a Russian-American journalist who has also written about Putin, will both infuriate and inspire readers. These women are fiercely intelligent and very brave and it is absolutely shameful how they have been treated. Also check out the HBO documentary "Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer," which covers much of the same material.

Apr 23, 2014
  • SkycycleX2 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A very informative book that helped me understand the current situation in Russia that Pussy Riot has been reacting to. While some Russians may experience a better standard of living than under communist rule, they seem to have traded one oppressive regime for another. Gessen also writes interesting character studies of the three members of Pussy Riot who were tried. The book made me appreciate even more these women's courage and intelligence.

Jan 15, 2014
  • StarGladiator rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

An informative book, explaining both the context and details surrounding the Russian grrrl band actively working to change the human rights situation in their country. The jail time incurred by at least one of the members was brutal; in an ancient penitentiary, where she had to undergo an almost daily gynecological examination in humiliating, and less than sanitary conditions! These are dedicated ladies of noble spirit.

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