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Between Paris and St. Petersburg: Selected Diaries of Zinaida Hippius

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Hardcover, 329 pages
Published July 1st 1975 by University of Illinois Press (first published 1975)
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p.6 – Realizing that her salvation depended upon the intensity of her desires, she was afraid of losing the strong will necessary for their consummation.
p.8 – Since she believed that freedom and equality are interrelated, Hippius emphasized them everywhere – in human relations, in society, and in religion.
p.12 – She hoped that a “man and a woman would for a new, mysterious marriage, a mystical union without selfishness, inequality, and alienation from the rest of the world. In this
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Zinaida Nikolaevna Gippius was a Russian poet, playwright, editor, short story writer and religious thinker, regarded as a co-founder of Russian symbolism and seen as "one of the most enigmatic and intelligent women of her time in Russia". She was married to philosopher Dmitriy Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky.
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