Anthony D. Briggs (essay date January 1971)
SOURCE: Briggs, Anthony D. “Twofold Life: A Mirror of Karolina Pavlova's Shortcomings and Achievement.” The Slavonic and East European Review 49, no. 114 (January 1971): 1-17.
[In the following essay, Briggs alleges that Pavlova was extreme in both her accomplishments and her deficiencies, which are reflected in her novel Twofold Life; her work, he says, is original but meandering, uncertain in its purpose, and contains too much of the writer's personality.]
Like several other poets of the mid-19th century who were connected with the theory of ‘pure art’ Karolina Pavlova (1807-93) has clung to her posthumous reputation...
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