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Mikhail Kuzmin : a life in art

Author: John E Malmstad; N A Bogomolov
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mikhail Kuzmin (1872-1936), Russia's first openly gay writer, stood at the epicenter of the turbulent cultural and social life of Petersburg-Petrograd-Leningrad for over three decades. A poet of the caliber of Aleksandr Blok, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Boris Pasternak, Osip Mandelshtam, and Marina Tsvetaeva (and acknowledged as such by them and other contemporaries), Kuzmin was also a prose writer, playwright, critic,
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Malmstad, John E.
Mikhail Kuzmin.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607119797
Online version:
Malmstad, John E.
Mikhail Kuzmin.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)608130106
Named Person: M A Kuzmin; Mikhail Kuzmin; M A Kuzmin; Mihail Alekseevič Kuzmin; Michail A Kuzmin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John E Malmstad; N A Bogomolov
ISBN: 067453087X 9780674530874
OCLC Number: 39849594
Description: xvi, 463 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. "The Edifying Story of My Beginnings": 1872-1897 --
2. "I Am Searching ... the Long, Long Path": 1897-1902 --
3. "Will a New Russia Arise?" 1903-1905 --
4. Buoyant Days: 1905-1906 --
5. "Burning with a Double Love": 1907-1909 --
6. Disciple to Master: 1909-1910 --
7. "Where Is Life's Enchantment?" 1911-1912 --
8. "Everything Will Be as It Is Destined": 1913-1916 --
9. "The End of Everything": 1917-1920 --
10. "Will I Have Time to Show the Magic in Me?" 1921-1923 --
11. "Like a Ragged Squirrel on a Treadmill": 1924-1926 --
12. Dissenting to the End: 1927-1936.
Responsibility: John E. Malmstad, Nikolay Bogomolov.

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