Larisa Reisner: A Biography (Historical Materialism) (Paperback)

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"She burst across the revolutionary sky like a blazing meteor, dazzling all in her path," Trotsky wrote. For the poet Boris Pasternak, she was Lara, the heroine of his novel Doctor Zhivago.

Commissar, revolutionary fighter, espionage agent, journalist, Larisa Reisner (1895-1926) was a model for the 'new woman' of the Russian Revolution, and one of its most popular and brilliant writers, whose works were published in mass editions and read by millions. In this sweeping biography, Cathy Porter sets her life against the backdrop of the world-shaking events of 1917. Drawing on material recently released from the Soviet archives, Porter tells Reisner's story through the memories of those close to her, her own voluminous writings, and her six books-published for the first time together with this biography.

About the Author

Cathy Porter studied Russian and Czech literature at London's School of Slavonic and East European Studies and Cambridge University, and has published over 20 books on Russia, including most recently, Alexandra Kollontai. Writings From the Struggle, as well as translations of the plays of Maxim Gorky and the diaries of Sofia Tolstoy.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781642599992
ISBN-10: 1642599999
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication Date: November 17th, 2023
Pages: 398
Language: English
Series: Historical Materialism