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Feinstein, Elaine

Works: 161 works in 706 publications in 10 languages and 15,077 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Biographies  History  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Blues (Music)  Interviews  Filmed interviews  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Interviewer, Interviewee, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6056.E38, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Elaine Feinstein
Ted Hughes : the life of a poet by Elaine Feinstein( Book )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although Ted Hughes ended his days as England's beloved poet laureate, his life was dogged by tragedy and controversy. He never entirely recovered from the suicide of his wife Sylvia Plath in 1963, for which many have held his adultery responsible. In this insightful biography, the first written since Hughes's death, Elaine Feinstein explores an altogether more complex situation, throwing new light on his relationship with his lover Assia Wevill, who later killed herself along with their young daughter
Anna of all the Russias : the life of Anna Akhmatova by Elaine Feinstein( Book )

34 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the Russian poet details the passions that informed her poetry, the banning of her work before and after World War II, her three marriages, her anti-Stalinist beliefs, and her friendship with Shostakovich and Pasternak
Selected poems by Marina T︠S︡vetaeva( Book )

49 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An admired contemporary of Rilke, Akhmatova, and Mandelstam, Marina Tsvetaeva was a witness to the political turmoil and the social devastation wrought by the Russian Revolution and a powerfully inspired chronicler of a difficult life and exile sustained by poetry. Pasternak 'was immediately overcome by the immense lyrical power of her poetic form. It... had spring living from experience--personal, and neither narrow-chested nor short of breath from line to line but rich and compact and enveloping.' This selection of Tsvetaeva's work is translated by one of 'the best readers and translators we have of modern Russian verse.' (George Steiner, The New Yorker)."--Back cover
Pushkin : a biography by Elaine Feinstein( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin's preeminence as the father of Russian literature is undisputed. Lyric poet, writer of ironic fairy tales, and the author of the verse novel Evgeny Onegin, Pushkin led a life as dramatic as any story he invented, filled with political censorship, unrequited love, dramatic duels, but most of all, brilliant artistic intensity. Elaine Feinstein's discerning new biography reveals a man of reckless ebullience whose unruly behavior concealed an enduring loneliness
Selected poems [of] Marina Tsvetayeva by Marina T︠S︡vetaeva( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 1987 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A captive lion : the life of Marina Tsvetayeva by Elaine Feinstein( Book )

22 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and German and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Umfassende Biographie der bedeutenden russischen Lyrikerin (1892-1941)
Lawrence and the women : the intimate life of D.H. Lawrence by Elaine Feinstein( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

D.H. Lawrence is recognized as one of the greatest novelists of this century. His work is taught in schools and universities all over the world. Yet, more than thirty years after the failure to ban Lady Chatterley's Lover in England fundamentally changed the moral climate of that country and of America, Lawrence remains a controversial figure. Regarded by many women during his lifetime as a sexual prophet, in recent years his supposed misogyny has drawn fierce condemnation from feminist critics. In this new biography of Lawrence, Elaine Feinstein explores his relationships with the women in his own life, many of whom have their counterparts in his novels. She traces the obsessive nature of his love for his mother, Lydia; his difficult relationship with his first sweetheart, Jessie Chambers; his pursuit of the bisexual Helen Corke; and the failure of his youthful engagement to Louisa Burrows. She gives a fascinating account of his long, battling marriage to Frieda von Richthofen; his friendships with women writers like Katherine Mansfield and Catherine Carswell; and the attachment to Lawrence of patronesses such as Lady Ottoline Morrell, Lady Cynthia Asquith and Mabel Dodge Luhan. Lawrence and the Women investigates the paradoxes of Lawrence's personality. He was considered to have a rare understanding of women's sexuality, yet his own sexual relationships were unusually difficult. He put all his faith in the energies of the body, yet his own was frail and sickly. He argued that women needed to submit to men, but he never succeeded in dominating his own wife, Frieda. With a novelist's eye for detail and uncanny intuition about character, Elaine Feinstein probes the sources of Lawrence's attitudes toward women with candor and compassion. Always responsive to the poetry and power of his writing, she offers a fresh and surprising portrait of one of the most misunderstood literary figures of our time
Talking to the dead by Elaine Feinstein( )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A passionate collection of poetry from Elaine Feinstein, 'Talking to the Dead' evokes her long marriage, and the remembered voice of her dead husband
Bride of ice : new selected poems by Marina T︠S︡vetaeva( )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Elaine Feinstein first read the poems of Marina Tsvetaeva in Russian in the 1960s, the encounter transformed her. 'What drew me to her initially,' she writes, 'was the intensity of her emotions, and the honesty with which she exposed them.' Her translations, first published to great acclaim in 1971, introduced Tsvetaeva to English readers. It was the start of Feinstein's continuing engagement with a poet who has been an enduring, challenging inspiration to her, and whose life she has written. To this enlarged edition Elaine Feinstein adds five major pieces. 'Girlfriend', a sequence of lyrics, was written for Tsvetaeva's lover Sofia Parnok. In 'New Year's Greetings' she responded to the death of Rainer Maria Rilke. 'On a Red Horse' is a dramatic fairytale of power and cruelty. 'Wires', of which two lyrics were included in the earlier edition, now appears in full; and a previously omitted lyric from 'Poem of the End' has been translated. With a new introduction, notes and bibliography of works in English, Bride of Ice brings Tsvetaeva to a new generation of readers
Bessie Smith by Elaine Feinstein( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The border by Elaine Feinstein( Book )

25 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Wendler blames his wife's career for the lack of romance in their marriage. As Vienna drifts towards Nazism, Hans begins an affair with an adoring young woman. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex
Some unease and angels : selected poems by Elaine Feinstein( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 1996 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawrence's women : the intimate life of D.H. Lawrence by Elaine Feinstein( Book )

22 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Russian Jerusalem by Elaine Feinstein( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this autobiographical novel, the author moves among the dead poets of Stalin's Russia with the poet Marina Tsvetaeva, mingling with the ghosts of writers such as Anna Akhmatova, Boris Pasternak, Osip Mandelstam and Joseph Brodsky. The author, herself of Russian descent, reconstructs the lives and fates of Russian, often Jewish, writers during the long age of Soviet terror, re-establishing them at the heart of the European tradition
All you need by Elaine Feinstein( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Da manden kommer i fængsel for bedrageri, flytter Nell med datteren til London, og her skaber hun sin egen tilværelse indenfor Teater-, litteratur- og TV-verdenen
Mother's girl by Elaine Feinstein( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een joodse vrouw vertelt haar halfzuster, die is overgekomen voor de begrafenis van hun vader, haar levensgeschiedenis
Lady Chatterley's confession by Elaine Feinstein( Book )

35 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in 8 languages and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dark inheritance by Elaine Feinstein( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rachel is bored with her life. A chance meeting takes her to Rome where the exploration of a bestseller & its author leads to a series of revelatory meetings. Also in the city are Joshua, an ex-lover, & Emanuel Cellini, a politician with connections
The shadow master by Elaine Feinstein( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vee, is a forty-something year old, living in Istanbul and directly descended from Sabbatai Zevi, the 17th-century Jewish Messianic figure who recanted to Islam. Vee has slowly over the years been taking up his ancestor's work; and the shadow of God begins moving across Europe, causing civil disturbance. In the loosing of evil and chaos which must be expunged before He can arrive, Jews are blamed for the uproar
Daylight by Elaine Feinstein( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Ted Hughes : the life of a poet
Anna of all the Russias : the life of Anna AkhmatovaSelected poemsPushkin : a biographyTalking to the deadBride of ice : new selected poemsThe borderLawrence's women : the intimate life of D.H. LawrenceThe Russian Jerusalem
Alternative Names
Elaine Feinstein Autorin

Elaine Feinstein schrijfster uit Verenigd Koninkrijk

Fajnštejn, Èlen.

Fajnštejn, Ėlen 1930-

Feinstein Elaine

Feinstein Е. 1930-

Куклин Э. 1930-

Файнштейн, Элен

Файнштейн, Элен 1930-...)

איליין פיינסטיין

פיינסטיין, איליין

ಎಲೈನ್‍ ಫೆಯಿನ್ಸ್ಟಯಿನ್

페인스테인, 엘레인

ファインスタイン, イレイン

ファインスタイン, エレーヌ