Finding the middle ground: Krestovskii, Tur, and the power of ambivalence in nineteenth century Russian women's prose


Though among the most prominent writers in Russia in the mid nineteenth century, Evgeniia Tur (1815 92) and V. Krestovskii (1820? 89) are now little known. By looking in depth at these writers, their work, and their historical and aesthetic significance, Jehanne M. Gheith shows how taking women's writings into account transforms traditional understandings of the field of nineteenth century Russian literature. Gheith's analysis of these writers' biographies, prose, and criticism intervenes in debates about the Russian literary tradition in general, Russian women's writing in particular, and feminist criticism on female authors and authority as it has largely been developed in and for Western contexts. © 2004 by Northwestern University Press. All Rights Reserved.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gheith, J

Published Date

  • December 1, 2004

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 302

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780810117143

Citation Source

  • Scopus