A History of Russian Womens Writing 1820-1992

Paperback | March 1, 1998

byCatriona Kelly

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Russian women's writing is now attracting enormous interest both in the West and in Russia itself. This is the first one-volume history of the subject to appear in any language in modern times. Written from a bold feminist perspective, the book combines a broad historical survey with close textual analysis. Sections on women's writing in the periods 1820-1880, 1881-1917, 1917-1954, and 1953-1992 are followed by essays on individual writers. Drawing on a wide range of sources, includingrare literary journals and almanacs, Catriona Kelly's account shows familiar figures such as Akhmatova, Tsevtaeva, and Tolstaya in a radical new context and brings to light a colourful gallery of fascinating but neglected writers including Elena Gan, Nadezhda Teffi, Natalya Baranskaya, and NinaSadur. The text is supported by generous quotations from the Russian, all accompanied by English translations. Complemented by Dr Kelly's Anthology of Russian Women's Writing 1777-1992 (also available from OUP), this is an indispensable source for readers and students of women's writing, and for all those concerned with women's history, the history of feminism, and Russian literature in general.

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Russian women's writing is now attracting enormous interest both in the West and in Russia itself. This is the first one-volume history of the subject to appear in any language in modern times. Written from a bold feminist perspective, the book combines a broad historical survey with close textual analysis. Sections on women's writi...

Catriona Kelly is at Christ Church, Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.14 inPublished:March 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198159641

ISBN - 13:9780198159643

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Not Written by a LadyA Note on Transliteration and Conventions1. The Feminine Pen and the Imagination of National Tradition, 1820-1880: Mariya Zhukova; Karolina Pavolva; Elena Gan2. Configurations of Authority: Feminism, Modernism, and Mass Culture 1881-1917: Olga Shapir; Nadezhda Teffi; AnnaAkhmatova3. Class War and the Home Front: From the Revolution to the Death of Stalin, 1917-1953: Sofiya Parnok; Marina Tsvetaeva;Vera Bullich4. Who Wants to be a Man: De-Stalinizing Gender, 1954-1992: Natalya Baranskaya; Elena Shvarts; Olga Sedakova; NinaSadurBibliographyIndex of Russian Women Writers Cited; Main Index

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an impressive piece of scholarship. The author's use of text and context as the framework by which to illuminate women's writing is both intriguing and generally effective. - Susan M. Vorderer Harvard Ukrainian Studies 18 (3/4)