Dacha Na Petergofskoi Doroge. Edited by V. Uchenova. Moscow: Sovremennik, 1986

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Slavic Review

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Book Review

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Environmental Studies

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In the last two decades, western feminist literary scholarship has found its most creative and provocative impulse in the revision of traditional literary canons-a revision that has involved both rereading standard classics and recovering forgotten works of women writers. Russian literary scholarship has, until the most recent past, remained largely unaffected by such concerns, in part because of difficulties involved in retrieving the literary heritage that will make women's voices at last audible. The republication in recent years of such authors as Karolina Pavlova and Evgeniia Rostopchina, as well as the appearance of anthologies of nineteenth century women's poetry, begins to make possible the kinds of reappraisal that our colleagues in other literatures have already undertaken. Uchenova's anthology of women writers from the first half of the nineteenth century is a welcome source for feminist inquiry and for the history of Russian culture in the nineteenth century.


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