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Zinaida Hippius: An Intellectual Profile

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Zinaida Hippius, who died in 1945 at the age of 76, was a poet, novelist, and essayist. Her works had a remarkable impact upon the spiritual and cultural life of St. Petersburg and Paris during the first two decades of the twentieth century, the Silver Age of Russian poetry. In Soviet publi-cations today, however, she is called a Decadent, a counterrevolutionary, and an ...more
Hardcover, 512 pages
Published March 1st 1971 by Southern Illinois University Press
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Nora
Nov 19, 2012 Nora rated it it was amazing
Karlinsky, in the introduction to Zlobin's biography of Zinaida Hippius, claims that she is just as great a poet, though lesser known, than her famous contemporaries Anna Akhmatova and Marina Tsvetaeva.

A good roundup of this early 20th century Russian poet's poetry, philosophy, and literary criticism from her various periods. Pachmuss has been criticized for downplaying more transgressive aspects of Hippius' gender, sexuality, and religious beliefs but here she covers most of the main points as
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