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The Resource A Russian Jew of Bloomsbury : the life and times of Samuel Koteliansky, Galya Diment

A Russian Jew of Bloomsbury : the life and times of Samuel Koteliansky, Galya Diment

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A Russian Jew of Bloomsbury : the life and times of Samuel Koteliansky
Title
A Russian Jew of Bloomsbury
Title remainder
the life and times of Samuel Koteliansky
Statement of responsibility
Galya Diment
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Samuel Koteliansky (1880-1955) fled the pogroms of Russia in 1911 and established himself as a friend of many of Britain's literati and intellectuals, who were fascinated by his homeland's more civilized side: the Ballets Russes, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Chekhov. Kot, as he was known, became an indispensable guide to Russian culture for England's leading writers, artists, and intellectuals, who in turn helped introduce English audiences to Russian works
  • A Russian Jew of Bloomsbury looks at the remarkable influence that an outsider had on the tightly knit circle of Britain's cultural elite. Among Koteliansky's friends were Katherine Mansfield, Leonard and Virginia Woolf, Mark Gertler, Lady Ottoline Morrell, H.G. Wells, and Dilys Powell. But it was his close and turbulent friendship with D.H. Lawrence that proved to be Koteliansky's lasting legacy. In a lively and vibrant narrative, Galya Diment shows how, despite Kot's determination, he could never escape the dark aspects of his past or overcome the streak of anti-Semitism that ran through British society, including the hearts and minds of many of his famous literary friends
  • "Galya Diment has done it again. The author of the acclaimed Pniniad, about Nabokov's major model for his legendary Russian lecturer, now turns to another Russian Jew with a still wider resonance in English literature. Part biography, part cultural history of the early twentieth-century impact of Russian literature on English literature (focusing on Koteliansky as conduit and catalyst), and part exploration of being Jewish and foreign in England and in Bloomsbury, the book teems with vivid vignettes of the emotionally complicated Koteliansky, his close friend D.H. Lawrence (and his foe Frieda Lawrence), Katherine Mansfield, Virginia and Leonard Woolf, H.G. Wells, and many more. A fascinating read for lovers of literature, culture, history, and personality." Brian Boyd, author of Vladimir Nabokov and On the Origin of Stories: Evolution, Cognition, and Fiction
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
lbi
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Diment, Galya
Dewey number
418/.02092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Koteliansky, S. S.
  • Koteliansky, S. S.
  • Koteliansky, S. S.
  • Translators
  • Jews
  • Bloomsbury group
Target audience
general
Label
A Russian Jew of Bloomsbury : the life and times of Samuel Koteliansky, Galya Diment
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [411]-427) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 438 pages
Isbn
9780773541764
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, music, portraits
Ownership
*
Label
A Russian Jew of Bloomsbury : the life and times of Samuel Koteliansky, Galya Diment
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [411]-427) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 438 pages
Isbn
9780773541764
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, music, portraits
Ownership
*

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