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Nihilist Girl
by Sofya Kovalevskaya and Natasha Kolchevska and Mary Zirin


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First published in Switzerland in 1892, finally printed in Russia in 1906, and never before translated into English, Nihilist Girl is the coming-of-age story of Vera Barantsova, a young aristocrat who longs to devote her life to a cause.  Read more...


 
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Overview

First published in Switzerland in 1892, finally printed in Russia in 1906, and never before translated into English, Nihilist Girl is the coming-of-age story of Vera Barantsova, a young aristocrat who longs to devote her life to a cause. Her privileged world is radically changed by Alexander I's emancipation of the serfs. Vera first hopes to follow in the footsteps of Christian martyrs, but a neighboring landowner--a liberal professor fired from his position at Saint Petersburg University and exiled to his estate--opens her eyes to the injustice in Russia.

A blend of social commentary and psychological observation, Nihilist Girl depicts the clash between a generation of youth who find their lives caught up by political action and a society unwilling to abandon its patriarchal traditions.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780873527903
  • ISBN-10: 0873527909
  • Publisher: Modern Language Association of America
  • Publish Date: April 2002
  • Page Count: 182
  • Dimensions: 8.52 x 5.68 x 0.53 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.62 pounds

Series: Texts & Translations #1

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Books > Fiction > Literary
Books > Literary Criticism > Russian & Former Soviet Union

 
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