Pavel Florensky: A Quiet Genius - The Tragic and Extraordinary Life of Russia's Unknown Da Vinci by Avril Pyman, Geoffrey Hosking |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Pavel Florensky: A Quiet Genius - The Tragic and Extraordinary Life of Russia's Unknown Da Vinci

Pavel Florensky: A Quiet Genius - The Tragic and Extraordinary Life of Russia's Unknown Da Vinci

by Avril Pyman, Geoffrey Hosking
     
 

The first biography in English of an extraordinary polymath whose great genius was stifled and finally extinguished by the Soviet Union.

Overview

The first biography in English of an extraordinary polymath whose great genius was stifled and finally extinguished by the Soviet Union.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441187000
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
03/25/2010
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
1,210,017
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Avril Pyman is Reader Emerita in Russian Literature at the University of Durham, UK, and a Fellow of the British Academy. She is an expert in Russian literature of the 'Silver Age' and has published a major biography of Aleksandr Blok (OUP, 2 volumes, 1979-80) and A History of Russian Symbolism (CUP, 1994), as well as many translations from Russian.

Geoffrey Hosking is Emeritus Professor of Russian History at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College, London. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Cologne and a Research Fellow at Columbia University's Russian Institute. He is the author of numerous books, including Rulers and Victims: The Russians in the Soviet Union (Belknap Press, 2006), Russia and the Russians: A History (Belknap Press, 2001), Russia: People and Empire, 1552-1917 (Belknap Press, 1997), and The First Socialist Society: A History of the Soviet Union from Within (Belknap Press, 1992).

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