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The same solitude : Boris Pasternak and Marina Tsvetaeva

Author: Catherine Ciepiela
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"One of the most compelling episodes of twentieth-century Russian literature involves the epistolary romance that blossomed between the modernist poets Marina Tsvetaeva and Boris Pasternak in the 1920s. Only weeks after Tsvetaeva emigrated from Russia in 1922, Pasternak discovered her poetry and sent her a letter of praise and admiration. Tsvetaeva's enthusiastic response began a decade-long affair, conducted
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Marina T︠S︡vetaeva; Boris Leonidovich Pasternak; Boris Leonidovich Pasternak; Marina T︠S︡vetaeva
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Ciepiela
ISBN: 080143534X 9780801435348
OCLC Number: 64594401
Description: 303 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: The girl muse --
The boy poet --
The romance of distance (1922-1925) --
Lyricism and history (1926) --
The end of the end (1926-1935).
Responsibility: Catherine Ciepiela.

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"One of the most compelling episodes of twentieth-century Russian literature involves the epistolary romance that blossomed between the modernist poets Marina Tsvetaeva and Boris Pasternak in the 1920s. Only weeks after Tsvetaeva emigrated from Russia in 1922, Pasternak discovered her poetry and sent her a letter of praise and admiration. Tsvetaeva's enthusiastic response began a decade-long affair, conducted entirely through letters. This correspondence - written across the widening divide separating Soviet Russia from Russian emigres in continental Europe - offers a view into the overlapping worlds of literary creativity, sexual identity, and political affiliation.

This book presents the first full account of this affair of letters and poems from its beginning in the summer of 1922 to its denouement in the 1930s."--Jacket.

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