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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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Mariya Zhukova (1804–1855)

Mariya Zhukova (1804–1855)

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(p.79) 2 Mariya Zhukova (1804–1855)
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A History of Russian Women's Writing 1820–1992
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Catriona Kelly

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159643.003.0003

The very first woman writer in Russia who was able to produce an impressive number of literary works in the Russian language was Mariya Zhukova. This chapter gives a brief and general survey of the different provincial tales written by Zhukova before moving on to a more detailed discussion of ‘Baron Reichman’, which was one of her society tales. The chapter ends by outlining Evenings by the Karpovka, a collection of Zhukova's stories.

Keywords:   women writers, Russia, Mariya Zhukova, provincial tales, Baron Reichman, society tales, Evenings by the Karpovka

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