Russian Women Poets of the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries

A Bilingual Edition

Edited and Translated by Amanda Ewington

Russian Women Poets of the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries

Edited and Translated by Amanda Ewington

Distributed for Iter Press

512 pages | 6 x 9
Paper $45.95 ISBN: 9780772721624 Published April 2014
Russian Women Poets of the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries is a bold, pioneering achievement. Not only does it bring to light a poetic tradition that has been totally forgotten for over two centuries, even in its country of origin, but it does so in a broadly inclusive fashion. It offers both the Russian texts (verified against their original publications) as well as accurate English translations, accompanied by short illuminating biographical and critical introductions. It thus makes this intriguing material accessible to a broad spectrum of readers, from the curious generalist to the scholar. This corpus of texts sheds significant light on the genesis and formation of modern Russian verse and on the ways in which this new cohort of poets strove to find their voice during a complex era of shifting literary, cultural and gender values, navigating between the male-oriented high genres of Neoclassicism and the “feminized” modes of Sentimentalism.
—Marcus C. Levitt
Professor, Department of Slavic Languages, University of Southern California
Contents
Acknowledgments xv
Introduction 1
Ekaterina Aleksandrovna Kniazhnina (1746–1797) 33
Elizaveta Vasil’evna Kheraskova (1737–1809) 41
Ekaterina Sergeevna Urusova (1747–after 1817) 59
Maria Vasil’evna Sushkova (1752–1803) 297
Maria Voinovna Zubova (1749?–1799) 319
Ekaterina Petrovna Svin’ina (dates unknown) and Anastasia Petrovna Svin’ina (1778 or 1779–1841) 327
Natalia Leont’evna Magnitskaia (dates unknown) and Aleksandra Leont’evna Magnitskaia (d. 1846) 341
Maria Alekseevna Pospelova (1780–1805) 347
Anna Aleksandrovna Turchaninova (dates unknown) 361
Princess Elizaveta Mikhailovna Dolgorukova (1766–18??) 367
Anna Sergeevna Zhukova (b.?–1799) 381
Elizaveta Sergeevna Neelova (dates unknown) 391
Aleksandra Petrovna Murzina (dates unknown) 403
Varvara Aleksandrovna Karaulova (1774–1842) 415
Elizaveta Osipovna Moskvina (1759–1833) and Maria Osipovna Moskvina (1765–1824) 423
Maria Petrovna Bolotnikova (dates unknown) 441
Anna Petrovna Bunina (1774–1829) 455
Notes 469
Bibliography 489
Index of Subjects 505
Index of Names 511
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