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An Anthology of Russian Women's Writing 1777-1992 - Catriona Kelly

An Anthology of Russian Women's Writing 1777-1992

By: Catriona Kelly (Editor)

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Published: 14th April 1994
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This anthology provides a sense of the development of Russian women's writing over the last 200 years. Including texts from well-known writers such as Akhmatova, Tsvetaeva, Elena Shvarts and Olga Sedakova, the books also features lesser-known authors, such as Sofya Soboleva, Olga Shapir, Marilya Shkapskaya, Anna Barkova and Vera Merkureva. All translations have been commissioned for this book, and poetry is presented in the original Russian as well as in English. The book is a companion volume to Dr Kelly's "History of Russian Women's Writing 1820-1992", and should be a 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. Catriona Kelly is the author of "Petrushka: The Russian Carnival Puppet Theatre" and co-editor (with Michael Makin and David Shepherd) of "Discontinuous Discourses in Modern Russian Literature". She has translated Leonid Borodin, "The Third Truth" and Sergei Kaledin, "The Humble Cemetery".

`magnificent and massive pioneering achievement. Both the history and the accompanying anthology are the product of wide-ranging, original research' Peter France, Times Literary Supplement 'Her notes and translations will undoubtedly be appreciated by students of Russian literature. It is an especially great achievement to have introduced readers to a number of authors such as Shapir, Soboleva and Barkova, to name but a few, whose work has been overlooked in the past.' Alexandra Smith, University of Bristol, Slovo 7.2

Introduction
Acknowledgements
Transliteration and Other Conventions
Invocation, from Heroides, Dedicated to the Muses (poem, 1777)p. 1
'Though poverty's no stain' (poem, 1813)p. 3
Conversation between Me and the Women (poem, 1818)p. 8
To Diana (poem, before 1824)p. 12
The Dream: A Letter (story, 1829)p. 14
The Unfinished Sewing (poem, 1839)p. 19
The Crone (ballad, 1840)p. 22
'Life calls us' (elegy, 1846)p. 26
At the Tea-Table (story, 1859)p. 30
Pros and Cons (story, 1863)p. 71
Autobiographical Response from a Provincial Wasteland (poem, c.1865)p. 114
The Settlement (story, 1892)p. 118
After the Great Hunger (extract from 'Round the Villages: A Doctor's Memoir of an Epidemic', 1896)p. 153
The Seamstress (poem, 1901)p. 166
The Wedding Ring (poem, 1905)p. 168
Incantation (poem, 1905)p. 169
Lizards (prose poem, 1902)p. 170
Elsa (prose poem, 1902)p. 172
The Woman Question (one-act play, 1908)p. 174
Walled up (story, 1910)p. 193
Spring (poem, 1907/1910)p. 202
'Silent, draped in the garments' (poem, 1910)p. 204
My Loves (essay, 1913)p. 206
'Sister, I have come to take your place' (poem, 1912)p. 224
Solitude (poem, 1914)p. 226
'Fear turns objects over' (poem, 1921)p. 227
Memories of Aleksandr Blok (essay, 1965)p. 228
Long-Barrow Princess, ii (poem, 1912)p. 232
Ruth (poem, 1916)p. 234
The Grandmother of Russian Poetry (poem, 1918)p. 235
No Dream (narrative poem, 1919)p. 237
The Substitute Lecturer (one-act play, 1919/1930)p. 243
'I shall not lie' (poem, 1923/4)p. 256
'A childhood memory' (poem, 1927)p. 257
Through a Window-Light (poem, 1928)p. 258
Staircase (narrative poem, 1926)p. 260
Womenfolk (story, 1927)p. 276
Lomonosov (poem, 1928)p. 295
The Bronte Sisters (poem, 1939/1946)p. 297
On Guard and on Town Gardens (story, c.1935)p. 299
A Soviet Madonna and Child (extract from The Flying Start - novel, 1947)p. 303
From my Diary, iii (1937)p. 307
The Omnibus (poem, 1938/1954)p. 309
A Few Autobiographical Facts (poem, 1954)p. 311
Tatar Anguish (poem, 1954)p. 315
Male Bonding Sessions (extract from Zhenya: The Wonder of the Twentieth Century - novel, 1962)p. 316
Lines Written during a Sleepless Night in Tbilisi (poem, 1969)p. 326
How the Cadres were Broken in (memoir, 1970s)p. 328
Sale of a Historian's Library (poem, 1970s)p. 331
Cassandra (poem, 1986-8)p. 334
Words (story, 1988)p. 335
Medea (story, 1989)p. 340
Frozen (one-act play, 1989)p. 347
Journey to Kashgar (story, 1973/1989)p. 360
Fifth Stanzas (poem, 1992)p. 390
Appendix: Russian text of the poemsp. 395
Notesp. 482
About the Translatorsp. 532
Index of Titles and First Linesp. 533
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ISBN: 9780198715054
ISBN-10: 0198715056
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 562
Published: 14th April 1994
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.96