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Roman Timenchik, Professor, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The paper is dedicated to several episodes of a broad and so far poorly studied subject— Anna Akhmatova’s connections with the Russian emigration. Various sources on the Russian emigration (press, documents, correspondence, personal evidence, etc.) are extremely important to recreate the perception of Akhmatova’s works by Russian émigré critics and readers; besides they make important contribution to the biographical studies. The first section is devoted to Akhmatova’s version of the causes for Anastasia Chebotarevskaia’s suicide in 1921. Akhamatova believed that Fedor Sologub’s wife and a writer Anastasia Chebotarevskaya committed suicide because of her unanswered love to Grigory Lozinsky, who short time before had left Russia. Lozinsky’s forgotten public response to Chebotarevskaya’s death — a short piece published in Berlin newspaper Golos Rossii (Voice of Russia) is cited in the paper. The second section is dedicated to Akhmatova’s situation during the 1922 repressive measures against intellectuals and to the reaction of the émigré press to the rumors about Akhmatova’s possible exile or expulsion from Russia.

Keywords: Anna Akhmatova, émigré press, “philosophical boat”, Anastasia Chebotarevskaya, Grigory Lozinsky, biography of a writer.
For citation:

Timenchik Roman. Akhmatova and emigrantica. Literaturnyi fakt, 2020, no. 2 (16), pp. 371 –389.

DOI 10.22455/2541-8297-2020-16-371-389


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