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Anna Bunina (1774-1829) and the Origins of Women's Poetry in Russia

Studies in Slavic Languages & Literature v. 10

By (author) Wendy Rosslyn
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 30th Sep 1997
Dimensions: w 165mm h 240mm d 25mm
Weight: 748g
ISBN-10: 0773485279
ISBN-13: 9780773485273
Barcode No: 9780773485273
This is one of the first studies of Bunina's poems and life, using archives and contemporary periodicals. It describes the cultural expectations which she challenged, her unconventional lyric persona, her strategic choices of poetic language and genre, the reception of her work, and her success in living by the pen. It aims to illuminate the pre-history of feminism and the feminine literary tradition in Russia through the writings of one of the most gifted early women writers.

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