An Anthology of Russian Women's Writing, 1777-1992

An Anthology of Russian Women's Writing, 1777-1992

by Catriona Kelly
     
 

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This is the first systematic historical anthology of Russian women's writing to appear in any language. At a time of growing interest both in the West and in Russia itself, the Anthology provides a radically new sense of the dynamic development of Russian women's writing - poetry, prose, and drama - over the last 200 years. Including important texts by well-known… See more details below

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This is the first systematic historical anthology of Russian women's writing to appear in any language. At a time of growing interest both in the West and in Russia itself, the Anthology provides a radically new sense of the dynamic development of Russian women's writing - poetry, prose, and drama - over the last 200 years. Including important texts by well-known writers such as Akhmatova, Tsvetaeva, Elena Shvarts, and Olga Sedakova, the Anthology also introduces outstanding works by lesser-known writers 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. A companion volume to Catriona Kelly's History of Russian Women's Writing, 1820-1992 (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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"A thoughtful and thorough selection of texts by Russian women writers. This anthology is a great service to the profession—at last these texts are readily available for teaching in translation."—Anthony Vanchu, University of Texas at Austin

"It is great to have all these hitherto difficult-to-get texts available in one volume. It was a good idea to include the Russian text of the poems."—Paul Debreczeny, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

"[A] wonderful addition to books currently available for undergraduate/graduate study."—Robert A. Smart, Bradford College

"Well selected collection. Particularly valuable are the more obscure texts. Very nice to have the poetry in a bilingual format."—Andrew Wachtel, Northwestern University

"The Anthology is especially welcome because it will make these writers available to those who do not read Russian. The mix of texts—short with long, obscure with known, prose with poetry—succeeds brilliantly, and I especially applaud the way the poetry translations capture the formal qualities of the original."—Stephanie Sandler, Amherst College

"[Kelly's] 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."—Slovo

"Catriona Kelly's history and anthology are impressive, much needed works in the field of Russian Literature....A History of Russian Women's Writing provides valuable information."—Studies in Short Fiction

"Translations of the prose selections are excellent; those of the poetry provide equivalents rather than literal readings, and the inclusion of the original poems in Russian in an appendix is truly beneficial....[A] high level of scholarship...this impressive anthology should be included in the syllabus of every survey course of Russian literature taught in English."—World Literature Today

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198715054
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/19/1994
Pages:
566
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.06(h) x 1.33(d)

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