Karolina Pavlova, born Karolina Jaenisch in 1807, was a Russian poet and translator and presided over a famous Moscow literary salon. She died in Dresden in 1893, having abandoned Russia not because of tsarist oppression but because of hostile criticism of her poetry and her personal life. The novel A Double Life (1848) is her major work. (Portrait by V. F. Binemann.)
The Creative Potentials of Unsuccess: On Karolina Pavlova’s “A Double Life”
Vadim Shneyder disentangles “A Double Life,” an important 19th-century novel by Karolina Pavlova, translated by Barbara Heldt....