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A History of Russian Women's Writing 1820–1992$
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Catriona Kelly

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780198159643

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159643.001.0001

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Introduction: ‘Not Written by a Lady’

Introduction: ‘Not Written by a Lady’

(p.1) Introduction: ‘Not Written by a Lady’
A History of Russian Women's Writing 1820–1992

Catriona Kelly

Oxford University Press

This chapter gives a brief history of women writers, specifically Russian women writers. Additional information on the subject shows that female authors in Russia emerged fairly recently, and that the earliest written work by a Russian woman was a Greek medical treatise. Further on in this chapter discussions regarding the different female authors who are introduced in this book are presented, and finally the chapter talks about how the concept of ‘discourse’ will be used.

Keywords:   history, women writers, Russian women writers, discourse, Russia, earliest written work

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