Literature
The final days of Russian writers: Marina Tsvetaeva

The final days of Russian writers: Marina Tsvetaeva

July 25, 2014 Yolanda Delgado, special to RBTH

Marina Tsvetaeva was a fiercely individualistic character who was alienated in her home country and abroad. Her life was one of upheaval and tragedy, which ultimately engulfed the poet herself as well.

The final days of Russian writers: Osip Mandelstam

The final days of Russian writers: Osip Mandelstam

July 16, 2014 Yolanda Delgado, special to RBTH

Mandelstam, one of the greatest poets of the Silver Age, lived and wrote without buckling to the pressure to conform. He died like thousands of his oppressed countrymen – of exhaustion and heart failure in a Siberian camp

Writers and their wives: Together in love, work and legacy

Writers and their wives: Together in love, work and legacy

July 7, 2014 Georgy Manaev, RBTH

Behind every great man, there is a great woman, so the saying goes – and the same is true of Russian writers. Nadezhda Mandelstam, Elena Bulgakov and Marina Malich, the wife of Daniil Kharms, supported their larger-than-life husbands even during the hardest of times

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