cover of book
 

How Women Must Write: Inventing the Russian Woman Poet
by Olga Peters Hasty
Northwestern University Press, 2019
Cloth: 978-0-8101-4094-3 | Paper: 978-0-8101-4093-6 | eISBN: 978-0-8101-4095-0
Library of Congress Classification PG3051.H37 2019
Dewey Decimal Classification 891.713099287

ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY | TOC | REQUEST ACCESSIBLE FILE
ABOUT THIS BOOK
In How Women Must Write, Olga Peters Hasty takes us from an emphatically male Romantic age to a modernist period preoccupied with women’s creativity but also with its containment. In late nineteenth and early twentieth-century Russia, the woman poet was invented: by women poets themselves, by readers who projected gender biases into their poems, and by male poets who wrote posing as women. Examining Karolina Pavlova and Evdokiia Rostopchina, who inspired those writing after them, as well as two women invented by men, Cherubina de Gabriak and Briusov’s Nelli, and challenges to male authority by Marina Tsvetaeva and Anna Akhmatova, this book shows women as purposeful actors realizing themselves creatively and advancing the woman poet’s cause. It will appeal to the general reader and to specialists in Russian literature, women’s studies, and cultural history.
Nearby on shelf for Slavic. Baltic. Albanian / Slavic / Russian literature: