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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

Label
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
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Diment, Galya
Dewey number
418/.02092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
PR478.B46
LC item number
D56 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Koteliansky, S. S.
  • Koteliansky, S. S.
  • Koteliansky, S. S.
  • Translators
  • Jews
  • Bloomsbury group
  • Koteliansky, S. S.
  • Koteliansky, S. S
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Bloomsbury group
  • Friendship
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Jews
  • Translators
  • Great Britain
Label
A Russian Jew of Bloomsbury : the life and times of Samuel Koteliansky, Galya Diment
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-427) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "Kot": The Jew in London
  • 3.
  • Year 1915: Kot as Kangaroo
  • 4.
  • Revolutions and Catastrophes
  • 5.
  • H.G. Wells in Russia and the Death of Mansfield
  • 6.
  • Translating for the Hogarth Press
  • 7.
  • Acknowledgments
  • The Adelphi Affair and the Café Royal
  • 8.
  • Rozanov and Lady Chatterley's Lover. The End of an Era
  • Part 2.
  • After Lawrence: 1931-1955
  • 9.
  • Mournings: Old Enemies and New Friends
  • 10.
  • Cresset Press: Losing Equilibrium
  • 11.
  • Illustrations following pages 11 and 186
  • May Sarton, Ottoline's Death, and Gertler's Suicide
  • 12.
  • World War II and Its Aftermath
  • 13.
  • Full Circle
  • Post Mortem
  • Appendices
  • A.
  • S.S. Koteliansky, 1880-1955: A Chronology
  • B.
  • Introduction: Right Place, Right Time
  • Who's Who in Koteliansky's Life in England
  • c.
  • Lady Glenavy: More Memories of Kot
  • D.
  • Koteliansky and Stephen Spender
  • E.
  • Two Letters from Frieda Lawrence to Koteliansky
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Part 1.
  • Index
  • From ShmiliK To Kot: 1880-1930
  • 1.
  • Shmilik
  • 2.
Control code
808375873
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 438 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283529181
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613841636
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, music, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 384163
  • 22573/ctt6r86b
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)808375873
Label
A Russian Jew of Bloomsbury : the life and times of Samuel Koteliansky, Galya Diment
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-427) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "Kot": The Jew in London
  • 3.
  • Year 1915: Kot as Kangaroo
  • 4.
  • Revolutions and Catastrophes
  • 5.
  • H.G. Wells in Russia and the Death of Mansfield
  • 6.
  • Translating for the Hogarth Press
  • 7.
  • Acknowledgments
  • The Adelphi Affair and the Café Royal
  • 8.
  • Rozanov and Lady Chatterley's Lover. The End of an Era
  • Part 2.
  • After Lawrence: 1931-1955
  • 9.
  • Mournings: Old Enemies and New Friends
  • 10.
  • Cresset Press: Losing Equilibrium
  • 11.
  • Illustrations following pages 11 and 186
  • May Sarton, Ottoline's Death, and Gertler's Suicide
  • 12.
  • World War II and Its Aftermath
  • 13.
  • Full Circle
  • Post Mortem
  • Appendices
  • A.
  • S.S. Koteliansky, 1880-1955: A Chronology
  • B.
  • Introduction: Right Place, Right Time
  • Who's Who in Koteliansky's Life in England
  • c.
  • Lady Glenavy: More Memories of Kot
  • D.
  • Koteliansky and Stephen Spender
  • E.
  • Two Letters from Frieda Lawrence to Koteliansky
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Part 1.
  • Index
  • From ShmiliK To Kot: 1880-1930
  • 1.
  • Shmilik
  • 2.
Control code
808375873
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 438 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283529181
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613841636
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, music, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 384163
  • 22573/ctt6r86b
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)808375873

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