Anthology of Russian Women's Writing, 1777-1992

ISBN-10: 0198715056
ISBN-13: 9780198715054
Edition: 1994
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Description: This is the first systematic historical anthology of Russian women's writing to appear in any language. It provides a radically new sense of the development of Russian women's writing over the last 200 years, including important texts by well-known  More...

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List price: $51.00
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/19/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 562
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.134

This is the first systematic historical anthology of Russian women's writing to appear in any language. It provides a radically new sense of the development of Russian women's writing over the last 200 years, including important texts by well-known writers such as Akhmatova, Tsvetaeva, Elena Shvarts, and Olga Sedakova, as well as introducing outstanding works by lesser-known authors such as Sofya Soboleva, Olga Shapir, Mariya Shkapskaya, Anna Barkova, and Vera Merkureva. All translations have been commissioned for this volume and poetry is presented in the original Russian as well as in English.

Introduction
Acknowledgements
Transliteration and Other Conventions
Invocation, from Heroides, Dedicated to the Muses (poem, 1777)
'Though poverty's no stain' (poem, 1813)
Conversation between Me and the Women (poem, 1818)
To Diana (poem, before 1824)
The Dream: A Letter (story, 1829)
The Unfinished Sewing (poem, 1839)
The Crone (ballad, 1840)
'Life calls us' (elegy, 1846)
At the Tea-Table (story, 1859)
Pros and Cons (story, 1863)
Autobiographical Response from a Provincial Wasteland (poem, c.1865)
The Settlement (story, 1892)
After the Great Hunger (extract from 'Round the Villages: A Doctor's Memoir of an Epidemic', 1896)
The Seamstress (poem, 1901)
The Wedding Ring (poem, 1905)
Incantation (poem, 1905)
Lizards (prose poem, 1902)
Elsa (prose poem, 1902)
The Woman Question (one-act play, 1908)
Walled up (story, 1910)
Spring (poem, 1907/1910)
'Silent, draped in the garments' (poem, 1910)
My Loves (essay, 1913)
'Sister, I have come to take your place' (poem, 1912)
Solitude (poem, 1914)
'Fear turns objects over' (poem, 1921)
Memories of Aleksandr Blok (essay, 1965)
Long-Barrow Princess, ii (poem, 1912)
Ruth (poem, 1916)
The Grandmother of Russian Poetry (poem, 1918)
No Dream (narrative poem, 1919)
The Substitute Lecturer (one-act play, 1919/1930)
'I shall not lie' (poem, 1923/4)
'A childhood memory' (poem, 1927)
Through a Window-Light (poem, 1928)
Staircase (narrative poem, 1926)
Womenfolk (story, 1927)
Lomonosov (poem, 1928)
The Bronte Sisters (poem, 1939/1946)
On Guard and on Town Gardens (story, c.1935)
A Soviet Madonna and Child (extract from The Flying Start - novel, 1947)
From my Diary, iii (1937)
The Omnibus (poem, 1938/1954)
A Few Autobiographical Facts (poem, 1954)
Tatar Anguish (poem, 1954)
Male Bonding Sessions (extract from Zhenya: The Wonder of the Twentieth Century - novel, 1962)
Lines Written during a Sleepless Night in Tbilisi (poem, 1969)
How the Cadres were Broken in (memoir, 1970s)
Sale of a Historian's Library (poem, 1970s)
Cassandra (poem, 1986-8)
Words (story, 1988)
Medea (story, 1989)
Frozen (one-act play, 1989)
Journey to Kashgar (story, 1973/1989)
Fifth Stanzas (poem, 1992)
Appendix: Russian text of the poems
Notes
About the Translators
Index of Titles and First Lines

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