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Irina Odoevtseva: Poet, Novelist, Memoirist : A Literary Portrait Ella Bobrow

Irina Odoevtseva: Poet, Novelist, Memoirist : A Literary Portrait

Ella Bobrow

Published January 1st 2010
ISBN : 9780889626003
Paperback
158 pages
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Publication of this, the first monograph on Irina Odoevtseva, is a long overdue event. Ella Bobrow, the poetess long-standing friend and admirer, completed her book more than a decade ago. Only the vicissitudes of Soviet and Russian migr literaryMore Publication of this, the first monograph on Irina Odoevtseva, is a long overdue event. Ella Bobrow, the poetess long-standing friend and admirer, completed her book more than a decade ago. Only the vicissitudes of Soviet and Russian migr literary politics forestalled the books immediate and deserved appearance in the early 1980s. Odoevtsevas enforced exile in France, almost to the end of her life, prevented recognition in her native country as one of the prominent figures of St. Petersburg and Russian emigre literature. The standing that Irina Odoevtseva truly deserves has hitherto been apparent mainly to readers and scholars familiar with her poems, fiction and memoirs. For those still indoubt or ignorance, however, Ella Bobrows book will serve as a broad introduction to one of Russias major woman writers.- Christopher Barnes, University of Toronto