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Marina Tsvetaeva : the double beat of heaven and hell

Author: Lily Feiler
Publisher: Durham, N.C. ; London : Duke University Press, 1994.
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Named Person: Marina Ivanovna Cvetaeva
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lily Feiler
ISBN: 0822314827 9780822314820
OCLC Number: 801293250
Contents: Acknowledgments xiPermissions xiiiA Note on Translations, Transliteration, and Punctuation xvIntroduction 11. Family and Childhood: Formative forces 72. Growing Up: Reality and Fantasy: God/Devil: the central conflict 223. Adolescence, Mother's Death: Schools Broad / Escape into imagination 304. Dawning Sexuality: Ellis and Nilender / First poetry collection 435. Illusions: Marriage to Sergey Efron / Birth of daughter, Ariadna / Alya Disenchantment / Father's death 566. Lesbian Passion: Sofiya Parnok / The wound that would not heal 667. In the Shadow of the Revolution: Flirtation with Mandelshtam / Love affairs and dread Birth of second daughter, Irina / Revolution and separation 788. Life Under Communism: Poverty, excitement, and creativity / Involvement with actors and theater / Closeness with Alya 869. Passion and Despair: Sonechka: fantasy of pure love / Irina's death 9510. Years of Frenzy and Growth: Volkonsky, Vysheslavtsev, Lann / The Tsar-Maiden and "On a Red Steed" 10411. New Poetic Voice and Departure: A young Bolshevik, literary friends / Departure 11612. Russian Berlin: Vishnyak, new infatuation / Old friends: Ehrenburg and Bely Reunion with husband / Correspondence with Pasternak 12413. Prague, Creative Peak / Creative crest - "The Swain" / Letters to Pasternak and Bakhrakh 13314. Great Love, Great Pain: Konstantin Rodzevich / "Poem of the Mountain" and "Poem of the End" / Marriage crisis 14415. Resignation and Birth of Son: Grinding poverty, women friends / Birth of son Georgy (Mur) Move to Paris 15216. Paris, Success and New Problems: "The Ratcatcher" / Limited Success / Eurasians - new friends, criticism 16017. The Correspondence with Rilke and Pasternak: Search for the Beyond / Conflict with Pasternak / Economic hardships 16818. Spiraling Down: Rilke's death / Hostility in literary circles / Efron's turn toward Soviets 18019. Growing Isolation: Phaedra / After Russia published Defense of Mayakovsky / Nikolay Gronsky 18720. Hitting Bottom: Poetic crisis, growing isolation / End of Pasternak's marriage / Depression 19621. Alienation and Self-Analysis: Salomea and "Letter to an Amazon" 20322. Indigence and Autobiographical Prose: Ivask correspondence / Efron applies for a Soviet passport / Family conflicts 21023. Further Withdrawal: Pasternak's Visit / Steiger - new hopes for love dashed 22324. A Fateful Year, 1937: Pushkin essays - a look into herself / Alya's leaving for Russia / The Efron case 23125. Return to the Soviet Union: Atmosphere of Stalinist terror / Arrest of Alya and Sergey Golytsino Writers' House / Frustrated attempts to publish; translations 24226. War, Evacuation, Suicide 254Afterword 265Notes 269Bibliography 291Index 295
Responsibility: Lily Feiler.


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