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Overview

A History of Women's Writing in Russia traces comprehensively the lives and works of Russia's women writers from the Middle Ages to the present. Contributors have addressed the often surprising contexts within which women's writing has been produced. Chapters reveal a flourishing literary tradition where none was thought to exist, looking at how Russia's women writers articulated their own experience, and re-assesing their relationship to the dominant male tradition. The volume is supported by extensive reference features including a bibliography and guide to writers and their works.

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Editorial Reviews

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"...an excellent, much-needed and informative study...an impressive combination of intellectual rigor and stylistic brilliance." Slavic and European Journal

"...a valuable addition to the growing corpus of serious scholarship on Russian women's writing." Slavic Review

"The editors convincingly argue that by ignoring the women writers, earlier scholars have presented an incomplete, even distorted, picture of the course of Russian literature, especially in the last two centuries.... The combination of jargon-free style, nonpolemical stance, and intelligent, informed analysis renders this book necessary for everyone interested in Russian literary history and women's studies, from general readers to specialized scholars." Choice

"Well-conceived and handsomely realized, it includes contributions from almost all 'the usual suspects' and brings the collected wisdom of scholars in the field to new levels of completeness and sophistication. A History of Women's Writing in Russia is an indispensable source for anyone concerned with women's writing in Russia." The Russian Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521572804
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 8/26/2002
  • Pages: 412
  • Lexile: 1580L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

Adele Marie Barker is Professor of Russian and Slavic Languages and Comparative Cultural and Literary Studies at the University of Arizona. She is the author of The Mother Syndrome in the Russian Folk Imagination (1986), and co-author of Dialogues/Dialogi: Literary and Cultural Exchanges between (ex) Soviet and American Women (1994), and she is the editor of Consuming Russia: Popular Culture, Sex, and Society since Gorbachev (1999).

Jehanne M Gheith is Associate Professor of Slavic and Women's Studies at Duke University. She is the author, with B. Norton, of An Improper Profession: Women, Gender and Journalism in Late Imperial Russia.

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Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Acknowledgments
Note on transliteration
List of abbreviations
Introduction 1
1 Women's image in Russian medieval literature 16
2 Sappho, Corinna, and Niobe: genres and personae in Russian women's writing, 1760-1820 37
3 The inexperienced muse: Russian women and poetry in the first half of the nineteenth century 62
4 Women of the 1830s and 1850s: alternative periodizations 85
5 "A particle of our soul": prerevolutionary autobiography by Russian women writers 100
6 The women of Russian Montparnasse (Paris, 1920-1940) 117
7 Women in Russian Symbolism: beyond the algebra of love 134
8 The eastern path of exile: Russian women's writing in China 153
9 Realist prose writers, 1831-1929 175
10 Women and gender in post-symbolist poetry and the Stalin era 207
11 Writing the female body politic (1945-1985) 225
12 In their own words? Soviet women writers and the search for self 243
13 Women's poetry since the sixties 264
14 The persistence of memory: women's prose since the sixties 277
15 Perestroika and post-Soviet prose: from dazzle to dispersal 297
Bibliographical guide to writers and their works 313
Guide to further reading 365
Index 380
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