A History of Women's Writing in Russia

A History of Women's Writing in Russia

by Adele Marie Barker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521576105

ISBN-13: 9780521576109

Pub. Date: 12/03/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521576109
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/03/2009
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Acknowledgments
Note on transliteration
List of abbreviations
Introduction1
1Women's image in Russian medieval literature16
2Sappho, Corinna, and Niobe: genres and personae in Russian women's writing, 1760-182037
3The inexperienced muse: Russian women and poetry in the first half of the nineteenth century62
4Women of the 1830s and 1850s: alternative periodizations85
5"A particle of our soul": prerevolutionary autobiography by Russian women writers100
6The women of Russian Montparnasse (Paris, 1920-1940)117
7Women in Russian Symbolism: beyond the algebra of love134
8The eastern path of exile: Russian women's writing in China153
9Realist prose writers, 1831-1929175
10Women and gender in post-symbolist poetry and the Stalin era207
11Writing the female body politic (1945-1985)225
12In their own words? Soviet women writers and the search for self243
13Women's poetry since the sixties264
14The persistence of memory: women's prose since the sixties277
15Perestroika and post-Soviet prose: from dazzle to dispersal297
Bibliographical guide to writers and their works313
Guide to further reading365
Index380

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