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Title Moscow memoirs : memories of Anna Akhmatova, Osip Mandelstam, and literary Russia under Stalin / Emma Gerstein ; translated and edited by John Crowfoot.
Author Gershteĭn, Ė. (Ėmma)
Publication Woodstock, N.Y. : Overlook Press, 2004.
Description xxx, 482 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Note Translation of: Memuary.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [471]-473) and index.
Summary Originally published in Russian in 1998, Gerstein's book allows readers intimate access to two of Russia's greatest 20th-century poets, Anna Akhmatova and Osip Mandelstam. Gerstein maintained close relationships over many years with Mandelstam; his wife, Nadezhda; Akhmatova; and her son, the historian Lev Gumilyov. Although Gerstein's career was as a literary researcher, specializing in Russian poet and novelist Mikhail Lermontov (The Destiny of Lermontov), she was bound to them by strong friendship rather than professional ties. Gerstein's memoirs mainly recall events that took place in Moscow and Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) in the 1930s and early 1940s. Mandelstam, Akhmatova, and Gumilyov were all persecuted under Stalin, and Gerstein's memoirs depict the harrowing uncertainty and suffering of those times.
Subject Gershteĭn, Ė. (Ėmma)
Akhmatova, Anna Andreevna, 1889-1966.
Mandelʹshtam, Osip, 1891-1938.
Mandelʹshtam, Nadezhda, 1899-1980.
Literary historians -- Soviet Union -- Biography.
Authors, Russian -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
Soviet Union -- Intellectual life.
Addl. Author Crowfoot, John.
Addl. Title Memuary. English
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