- By Bob Blaisdell
The book that is latest from Alexandra Popoff – composer of the present good biography of Sophia Tolstoy – is composed of six brief biographies of good Russian article writers, from Fyodor Dostoevsky to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, and also the spouses whom endured in it, ladies who did a lot of strive to provide, market, and protect their husbands’ work. The ladies profiled when you look at the spouses all admired their author-husbands before they married them, as well as for a number of them – Anna Dostoevsky, Elena Bulgakov, Nadezhda Mandelstam – the marriages took place after their dedicated work with the writers had already begun.
One of the keys term is “devotion, ” for the reason that the ladies, for the many part – let’s exempt Sophia Tolstoy and Nadezhda Mandelstam – nearly entirely threw in the towel their very own interests and subsumed their lives for their husbands’. Continue reading “The six Russian literary spouses profiled in this guide went well beyond the phone call of responsibility to aid their author-husbands that are adored.”