A Russian-English Life, 1890-1939
By (author) G. S. Smith
Normal Price: $399.95
Your Price: $359.96 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $40.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $18.00 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
D.S.Mirsky by G. S. Smith
Book DescriptionThis is the first biography in any language of 'Comrade Prince' D. S. Mirsky (1890-1939), who uniquely participated in three distinctive episodes of modern European culture. In late imperial St Petersburg he was a poet, a student of Oriental languages and ancient history, and also a Guards officer. After fighting in World War I and the Russian Civil War, Mirsky emigrated, taught at London University, and became a literary critic and historian, writing prolifically in English, and also in Russian for the Paris-centred emigration, especially as a leading member of the Eurasian movement. His closest literary relationships were with Marina Tsvetaeva and Aleksei Remizov, and later with Maksim Gorky. In 1926-7 he published A History of Russian Literature, written in English, which remains the standard introduction to the subject. While in London he lived in Bloomsbury and knew the Woolfs; he also knew T. S. Eliot, and was the first Russian critic to write about him. Mirsky became a Communist in 1931 and returned to Stalin's Moscow the following year, becoming a prominent Soviet critic, and in particular championing Boris Pasternak. In 1937 he was arrested, and died in the Gulag. This biography draws on much unpublished material, including Mirsky's NKVD files.
Buy D.S.Mirsky book by G. S. Smith from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780198160069
(242mm x 163mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 29-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author G. S. Smith
As I Said, Paperback (May 2012)
These poems are written from across the poet's life, contemplating his native land of Russia from both a literal and a figurative distance, while at the same time casting a sometimes jaundiced eye on the alien culture of America in which he spent the final years of his life. Loseff's poetry excels in complex imagery and rich literary allusion.
Oxford Slavonic Papers, Hardback (December 2000)
The Oxford Slavonic Papers contain original contributions and documents relating to the languages, literatures, culture, and history of Russia and other Slavonic countries.
History of European Versification, Hardback (July 1996)» View all books by G. S. Smith
A history of European versification. Examining poetry written in 30 languages and over several millennia , M.L. Gasparov shows how the poetry of English, French, Russian, Greek, and other European languages has developed from a single common Indo-European source.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about D.S.Mirsky book by G. S. Smith and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.