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A Russian Jew of Bloomsbury : the life and times of Samuel Koteliansky

Author: Galya Diment
Publisher: Montreal ; Kingston : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Samuel Koteliansky (1880-1955) fled the pogroms of Russia in 1911 and established himself as a friend of many of Britain's literati and intellectuals, who were fascinated by his homeland's more civilized side: the Ballets Russes, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Chekhov. Kot, as he was known, became an indispensable guide to Russian culture for England's leading writers, artists, and intellectuals, who in turn helped
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Biographies
Named Person: S S Koteliansky; S S Koteliansky; S S Koteliansky; S S Koteliansky; S S Koteliansky; S S Koteliansky; Samuel S Koteliansky; S S Koteliansky
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Galya Diment
ISBN: 9780773538993 0773538992 0773541764 9780773541764
OCLC Number: 719427492
Description: xii, 438 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, music, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Illustrations following pages 11 and 186 --
Introduction: Right Place, Right Time --
Part 1. From ShmiliK To Kot: 1880-1930 --
1. Shmilik --
2. "Kot": The Jew in London --
3. Year 1915: Kot as Kangaroo --
4. Revolutions and Catastrophes --
5. H.G. Wells in Russia and the Death of Mansfield --
6. Translating for the Hogarth Press --
7. The Adelphi Affair and the Café Royal --
8. Rozanov and Lady Chatterley's Lover. The End of an Era --
Part 2. After Lawrence: 1931-1955 --
9. Mournings: Old Enemies and New Friends --
10. Cresset Press: Losing Equilibrium --
11. May Sarton, Ottoline's Death, and Gertler's Suicide --
12. World War II and Its Aftermath --
13. Full Circle --
Post Mortem --
Appendices --
A. S.S. Koteliansky, 1880-1955: A Chronology --
B. Who's Who in Koteliansky's Life in England --
c. Lady Glenavy: More Memories of Kot --
D. Koteliansky and Stephen Spender --
E. Two Letters from Frieda Lawrence to Koteliansky --
Abbreviations --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Galya Diment.
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