"This is the first systematic historical anthology of Russian women's writing to appear in any language." "At a time of growing interest both in the West and in Russia itself, the Anthology provides a radically new sense of the dynamic development of Russian women's writing - poetry, prose, and drama - over the last 200 years. Including important texts by well-known writers such as Akhmatova, Tsvetaeva, Elena Shvarts, and Olga Sedakova, the Anthology also introduces outstanding works by lesser-known writers such as Sofya Soboleva, Olga Shapir, Mariya Shkapskaya, Anna Barkova, and Vera Merkureva. All translations have been commissioned for this volume and poetry is presented in the original Russian as well as in English." "A companion volume to Catriona Kelly's History of Russian Women's Writing, 1820-1992 (also available from OUP), this is an indispensable source for readers and students of women's writing, and for all those concerned with women's history, the history of feminism, and Russian literature in general."--BOOK JACKET.
Poetry, prose, and drama; poetry is in original Russian and English translation.
Invocation, from Heroides, Dedicated to the Muses (poem, 1777) / Ekaterina Urosova
'Though poverty's no stain' (poem, 1813)
Conversation between Me and the Women (poem, 1818) / Anna Bunina
To Diana (poem, before 1824) / Elisaveta Kulman
The Dream: A Letter (story, 1829) / Zinaida Volkonskaya
The Unfinished Sewing (poem, 1839) / Evdokiya Rostopchina
The Crone (ballad, 1840)
'Life calls us' (elegy, 1846)
At the Tea-Table (story, 1859) / Karolina Pavlova
Pros and Cons (story, 1863) / Sofya Soboleva
Autobiographical Response from a Provincial Wasteland (poem, c.1865) / Elizaveta Shakhova
The Settlement (story, 1892) / Olga Shapir
After the Great Hunger (extract from 'Round the Villages: A Doctor's Memoir of an Epidemic', 1896) / Valentina Dmitrieva
The Seamstress (poem, 1901)
The Wedding Ring (poem, 1905)
Incantation (poem, 1905) / Zinaida Gippius
Lizards (prose poem, 1902)
Elsa (prose poem, 1902) / Anastasiya Mirovich
The Woman Question (one-act play, 1908)
Walled up (story, 1910) / N. Teffi
Spring (poem, 1907/1910)
'Silent, draped in the garments' (poem, 1910)
My Loves (essay, 1913) / Adelaida Gertsyk
'Sister, I have come to take your place' (poem, 1912)
Solitude (poem, 1914)
'Fear turns objects over' (poem, 1921)
Memories of Aleksandr Blok (essay, 1965) / Anna Akhmatova
Long-Barrow Princess, ii (poem, 1912)
Ruth (poem, 1916) / Elizaveta Kuzmina-Karavaeva
The Grandmother of Russian Poetry (poem, 1918) / Vera Merkureva
No Dream (narrative poem, 1919) / Mariya Shkapskaya
The Substitute Lecturer (one-act play, 1919/1930) / Olga Forsh
'I shall not lie' (poem, 1923/4)
'A childhood memory' (poem, 1927)
Through a Window-Light (poem, 1928) / Sofiya Parnok
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