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This selection of unique essays via best Western and Russian experts offers an outline of key matters in Russian women's writing and of vital representations of ladies by means of males, among 1600 and the current, exploring the variations among the writing of girls and males in Russia. It combines a learn of the background and biography of formerly missed girls writers with shut readings of literary texts, demonstrating that even supposing many Russian girls writers were unjustly deprived and marginalized, their paintings includes a lot of curiosity for modern ladies readers.

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164-5; for a subde exploration of how Ol'ga Sedakova fits into the tradition of philosophical poetry in Russia, see Sandier, below, pp. 317-19. For the direct influence of Karolina Pavlova on Anna Prismanova, see Kelly, A History of Russian Women's Writing, Introduction 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 31 pp. 277-8. On the tradition of women's autobiographical writing in Russia, see Heldt, Terrible Perfection, pp. 64-102. , An Anthology of Russian Women's Writing, 1777-1992 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994), p.

459-83. There is a difference of opinion between Barbara Heldt, who believes that such images have always inhibited Russian women writers, and Catriona Kelly, A History of Russian Women's Writing, p. 13, who believes that they only became constraining on women writers in the era of 'committed literature' from the 1840s onwards. Gilbert and Gubar, The Madwoman in the Attic, p. 59. Analyses of the simultaneously conformist and subversive nature of Russian women's texts include Joe Andrew, 'A futile gift: Elena Andreevna Gan and writing', in Liljestrom, Mantysaari and Rosenholm, Gender Restructuring in Russian Studies, pp.

34 See, for example, Alia Gracheva, 'Russkoe nitssheanstvo i zhenskii roman nachala XX veka' and Viktoriia Uchenova, 'Formirovanie zhenskogo nonkonformizma v Rossii i ego otrazhenie v tvorchestve pisatel'nits XIX veka', in Liljestrom, Mantysaari and Rosenholm, Gender Restructuring in Russian Studies, pp. 87-98, 229-42; Alia Gracheva, 'Estetika russkogo moderna: zhenskaia proza nachala XX veka (A. A. , Russland aus der Feder seiner Frauen. £um femininen Diskurs in der russischen Literatur. Matenalen des vom 21/22 Mai igg2 im Fachbereich Slavistik der Universitdt Potsdam durchgejiihrten Kolloquiums (Munich: Otto Sagner, 1993); Ol'ga Demidova, 'The reception of Charlotte Bronte's work in nineteenth-century Russia', Modern Language Review, 89, 3 (July 1994), pp.

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