Irina Henderson papers 1965-2001
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Irina Ippolitovna Henderson (ne Mochalova, 1918-1999) was a member of the Russian migr community in Great Britain and a translator of Russian poetry into English. She was awarded an Oxford D.Phil. degree for a thesis on M.IU. Lermontov in 1979. From the guide to the Irina Henderson papers, 1965-2001, (Leeds University Library) ...
Iosif Alexandrovich Brodsky (Joseph Brodsky) (1940-1996), a Russian poet, was born May 24, 1940 in Leningrad, USSR (St. Petersburg, Russia) to Jewish parents. He left school at the age of fifteen to study independently, teaching himself English and Polish. In 1964 he was arrested by Soviet authorities on charges of "social parasitism" and sentenced to five years of hard labor on a state farm near the Arctic Circle. He was released after serving less than two years of his sentence, but in 1972 he...
Russian poet. These three albums are an excellent example of a well-to-do 19th century Russian family's literary and cultural tastes. Such albums were kept at home so that friends could record their sentiments. Known as "Vereshchagina Albums," only two actually belonged to the Vereschagina family, which was distantly related to the Lermontovs. The third album belonged to Varvara Lopukhina, a cousin of the Vereshchagina and one of Lermontov's early sweethearts. ...