Dictionary of Russian Women Writers

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1994 - Literary Criticism - 869 pages
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The first reference work in any language devoted to Russian women writers, this dictionary systematically covers, in detail, the lives of 448 women who wrote from the period of Catherine the Great to the present. Despite their significant achievements, women writers are generally missing from the canons of Russian literature. The present editorial team individually began the process of uncovering this lost literary heritage over ten years ago. More recently, they joined forces with and enlisted contributions from scholars in North America, Europe, and Russia. Each entry comprises a bio-critical sketch followed by lists of important writings in the original and in translation, archival sources, and major secondary references. Data has been researched worldwide, with biographical information culled from diaries, memoirs, and other primary sources as well as literary histories and reference works. A general bibliography supplements the secondary sources provided with each entry.


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Page xxv - Research for this article was supported in part by a grant from the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX), with funds provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities...
Page xl - Laura Engelstein, The Keys to Happiness: Sex and the Search for Modernity in Fin-deSiecle Russia (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1992).
Page xxv - Professor of Political Science and a member of the Russian and East European Center of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Mitherausgeber: Background to Crisis: Politics and Policy in Gierek's Poland, Boulder, Co., 1980) Wolfgang Kasack (1927), Dr.

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MARINA LEDKOVSKY is Professor of Russian at Barnard College/Columbia University.

CHARLOTTE ROSENTHAL is Assistant Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Classics at the University of Southern Maine.

MARY ZIRIN is an independent researcher-translator based in Altadena, California, and editor of the newsletter Women: East-West.

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