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Keys to Happiness

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Publisher Comments:

"This release is an important contribution to the literary discourse about women's lives, sexuality, politics and popular culture in early 20th-century Russia." --Publishers Weekly

One of the most sensationally popular and influential of all pre-Revolutionary novels, Keys to Happiness is set against a panorama of Russian society on the eve of World War I. It tells the stormy tale of Manya Yeltsova, a Russian "new woman" who pursues her dreams and passions as a dancer and free spirit who captivates, among others, a Jewish socialist tycoon and a reactionary Russian nobleman. At the time of its publication, the novel crossed the boundaries of both gender and class to define a new type of literature in Russian society. The editors' informative introduction places the novel within its cultural, political, and social context and makes clear for today's readers its literary and historical importance.

About the Author

AnastasYa VerbitskaYa (1861-1928) earned her reputation as the creator of the modern bestseller in Russia. Her other works include Discord and The Yoke of Love.

Beth Holmgren is Associate Professor of Slavic Literatures at the University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill. She is author of Women's Works in Stalin's Time: On Lidiia Chukovskaia and Nadezhda Mandelstam and Rewriting Capitalism: Literature and the Market in Late Tsarist Russia and the Kingdom of Poland and coeditor (with Helena Goscilo) of Russia-Women-Culture.

Helena Goscilo is Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh. Her most recent publications include Skirted Issues: The Discreteness and Indiscretions of Russian Women's Prose, TNT: The Explosive World of Tatyana Tolstaya's Fiction, and Dehexing Sex: Russian Womanhood during and after Glasnost.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

The Keys to Happiness

Glossary

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253212993
Subtitle:
A Novel
Editor:
Holmgren, Beth
Editor:
Holmgren, Beth
Author:
Holmgren, Beth
Author:
Verbitskaya, Anastasya
Author:
Goscilo, Helena
Author:
Verbitskaia, A.
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, Ind. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Russian & Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Eurasian Studies; East European; Fiction; Gender; History Russian; Literature; Literature and Literary Studies; Russia; Russian; Women
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
19990522
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9 bandw photos, 3 figures
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 x 1.08 in

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