- By Bob Blaisdell
The book that is latest from Alexandra Popoff – writer of the present good biography of Sophia Tolstoy – is composed of six quick biographies of good Russian article writers, from Fyodor Dostoevsky to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, as well as the spouses whom endured to their rear, women who did a lot of work to provide, market, and preserve their husbands’ work. The ladies profiled into the spouses all admired their author-husbands before they married them, as well as those hateful pounds – Anna Dostoevsky, Elena Bulgakov, Nadezhda Mandelstam – the marriages happened after their dedicated work with the writers had already started.
The main element term is “devotion, ” for the reason that the ladies, for the many part – let’s exempt Sophia Tolstoy and Nadezhda Mandelstam – very nearly entirely quit their particular interests and subsumed their lives with their husbands’. The living that is only – additionally the only 1 whom Popoff managed to interview – Natalya Solzhenitsyn, criticized Sophia Tolstoy’s independent streak: “’She should have followed him and lived in a hut, while he had expected. ’ ‘If Sophia enjoyed Tolstoy, she had to go along; him‘she had to step aside if she stopped loving. ’” I wish to forgive Ms. Solzhenitsyn’s condemnation of a female whom offered delivery to and maintained numerous kids, whom lived remarkably modestly considering her social status, and whom offered 48 many years of love and care to her spouse while copying their manuscripts and posting their work. 続きを読む