This volume of the letters of the Russian poet and religious thinker Zinaida Hippius (1869-1945) guides the reader through the upheavals in her life in exile (1919-1945). Her complex genre of epistolary art has its own inimitable technique and its own internal code of aesthetics. These letters in French reveal the inherent dialectics of Hippius’s ideas and aspirations and identify features of continuity and change in her earlier thoughts and vision and her later attitudes. Hippius’s letters also reveal her literary endeavor to glorify the idea of beauty, grace, and refinement in art.
|Publisher:||Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated|
|Series:||Heidelberger Publikationen zur Slavistik Series: B) Literaturwissenschaftliche Reihe , #26|
|Product dimensions:||5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)|
About the Author
The Author: Temira Pachmuss is Professor at the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and in the Comparative Literature Program, both at the University of Illinois. Among her many academic honors are the Fulbright-Hays Fellowships and the Specialist Fellowship from the Finnish Ministry of Education. She has authored several books on Dostoevsky, Zinaida Hippius, women writers in Russian Modernism, Russian Literature in the Baltic between the World Wars, Russian literature in exile, and others. For her academic achievements, Professor Pachmuss was awarded the Medal of the Order of the White Star by the President of the Estonian Republic in 2001.
Table of Contents
Contents: Zinaida Hippius’ contacts and meetings in Paris – Disagreements among the Russian exiles in Paris – Russian literature, art, religion, and language.