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Marina Tsvetaeva : the double beat of Heaven and Hell

Author: Lily Feiler
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 1994.
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"Born to a family of Russian intelligentsia in 1892 and coming of age in the crucible of revolution and war, Tsvetaeva has been seen as a victim of her politicized time, her life and her work marked by exile, neglect, and persecution. This book is the first to show us the poet as she discovered her life through art, shaped as much by inner demons as by the political forces and harsh realities of her day. With  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Feiler, Lily, 1915-
Marina Tsvetaeva.
Durham : Duke University Press, 1994
(OCoLC)621857954
Named Person: Marina T︠S︡vetaeva; Marina Cvetaeva; Marina T︠S︡vetaeva; Marina I Cvetaeva; Cvetaeva, Marina <1892-1941>; Marina Ivanovna Cvetaeva
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lily Feiler
ISBN: 0822314827 9780822314820
OCLC Number: 30027093
Description: xiii, 299 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments xi Permissions xiii A Note on Translations, Transliteration, and Punctuation xv Introduction 1 1. Family and Childhood: Formative forces 7 2. Growing Up: Reality and Fantasy: God/Devil: the central conflict 22 3. Adolescence, Mother's Death: Schools Broad / Escape into imagination 30 4. Dawning Sexuality: Ellis and Nilender / First poetry collection 43 5. Illusions: Marriage to Sergey Efron / Birth of daughter, Ariadna / Alya Disenchantment / Father's death 56 6. Lesbian Passion: Sofiya Parnok / The wound that would not heal 66 7. In the Shadow of the Revolution: Flirtation with Mandelshtam / Love affairs and dread Birth of second daughter, Irina / Revolution and separation 78 8. Life Under Communism: Poverty, excitement, and creativity / Involvement with actors and theater / Closeness with Alya 86 9. Passion and Despair: Sonechka: fantasy of pure love / Irina's death 95 10. Years of Frenzy and Growth: Volkonsky, Vysheslavtsev, Lann / The Tsar-Maiden and "On a Red Steed" 104 11. New Poetic Voice and Departure: A young Bolshevik, literary friends / Departure 116 12. Russian Berlin: Vishnyak, new infatuation / Old friends: Ehrenburg and Bely Reunion with husband / Correspondence with Pasternak 124 13. Prague, Creative Peak / Creative crest - "The Swain" / Letters to Pasternak and Bakhrakh 133 14. Great Love, Great Pain: Konstantin Rodzevich / "Poem of the Mountain" and "Poem of the End" / Marriage crisis 144 15. Resignation and Birth of Son: Grinding poverty, women friends / Birth of son Georgy (Mur) Move to Paris 152 16. Paris, Success and New Problems: "The Ratcatcher" / Limited Success / Eurasians - new friends, criticism 160 17. The Correspondence with Rilke and Pasternak: Search for the Beyond / Conflict with Pasternak / Economic hardships 168 18. Spiraling Down: Rilke's death / Hostility in literary circles / Efron's turn toward Soviets 180 19. Growing Isolation: Phaedra / After Russia published Defense of Mayakovsky / Nikolay Gronsky 187 20. Hitting Bottom: Poetic crisis, growing isolation / End of Pasternak's marriage / Depression 196 21. Alienation and Self-Analysis: Salomea and "Letter to an Amazon" 203 22. Indigence and Autobiographical Prose: Ivask correspondence / Efron applies for a Soviet passport / Family conflicts 210 23. Further Withdrawal: Pasternak's Visit / Steiger - new hopes for love dashed 223 24. A Fateful Year, 1937: Pushkin essays - a look into herself / Alya's leaving for Russia / The Efron case 231 25. Return to the Soviet Union: Atmosphere of Stalinist terror / Arrest of Alya and Sergey Golytsino Writers' House / Frustrated attempts to publish; translations 242 26. War, Evacuation, Suicide 254 Afterword 265 Notes 269 Bibliography 291 Index 295
Responsibility: Lily Feiler.

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"Born to a family of Russian intelligentsia in 1892 and coming of age in the crucible of revolution and war, Tsvetaeva has been seen as a victim of her politicized time, her life and her work marked by exile, neglect, and persecution. This book is the first to show us the poet as she discovered her life through art, shaped as much by inner demons as by the political forces and harsh realities of her day. With remarkable psychological and literary subtlety, Lily Feiler traces these demons through the tragic drama of Tsvetaeva's life and poetry. Hers is a story full of contradictions, resisting social and literary conventions but enmeshed in the politics and poetry of her time. Feiler depicts the poet in her complex relation to her contemporaries - Pasternak, Rilke, Mayakovsky, Mandelshtam, and Akhmatova. She shows us a woman embodying the values of nineteenth-century romanticism, yet radical in her poetry, supremely independent in her art, but desperate for appreciation and love, simultaneously mother and child in her complicated sexual relationships with men and women. Here we see the poet who could read her work glorifying the White Army to an audience of Red Army men, the woman who, with her husband a Soviet agent in Paris, could write a long poem about the execution of the last Tsar."--Jacket.

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