Yooperprof's Reviews > Moura: The Dangerous Life of the Baroness Budberg

Moura by Nina Berberova
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Oct 26, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: biography, britain, russia
Read in October, 2008

Fascinating life, but poorly executed biography. Baroness Budberg was a survivor of the Russian Revolution and an enchanting woman who was successively the mistress/companion of Robert Bruce Lockhart, Maxim Gorky and H.G. Wells. Nina Berberova knew Moura personally, as well as most of the main personages of Russian emigre life, but this book presumes such a wide knowledge of 20th century literature and politics that most readers will be left rather in the dark about several key events and individuals.

There's a great book to be written about this interesting muse and lover, but this isn't it.

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