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Author Hughes, Michael, 1961- author.

Title Beyond Holy Russia : the life and times of Stephen Graham / Michael Hughes.

Publication Info. Cambridge, UK : Open Book Publishers, 2014.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (x, 355 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
text file
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-343) and index.
Contents List of Illustrations -- Epigraph -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1. Chasing the Shadow -- 2. Searching for the Soul of Russia -- 3. The Slow Death of Holy Russia -- 4. The Pilgrim in Uniform -- 5. Searching for America -- 6. A Rising or Setting Sun? -- 7. New Horizons -- 8. A Time of Strife -- 9. The Pilgrim Reborn? -- Final Thoughts -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary "This biography examines the long life of the traveller and author Stephen Graham. Graham walked across large parts of the Tsarist Empire in the years before 1917, describing his adventures in a series of books and articles that helped to shape attitudes towards Russia in Britain and the United States. In later years he travelled widely across Europe and North America, meeting some of the best known writers of the twentieth century, including H.G. Wells and Ernest Hemingway. Graham also wrote numerous novels and biographies that won him a wide readership on both sides of the Atlantic. This book traces Graham's career as a world traveller, and provides a rich portrait of English, Russian and American literary life in the first half of the twentieth century. It also examines how many aspects of his life and writing coincide with contemporary concerns, including the development of New Age spirituality and the rise of environmental awareness. Beyond Holy Russia is based on extensive research in archives of private papers in Britain and the USA and on the many works of Graham himself. The author describes with admirable tact and clarity Graham's heterodox and convoluted spiritual quest. The result is a fascinating portrait of a man who was for many years a significant literary figure on both sides of the Atlantic."--Publisher's website
Note Viewed on 2020-04-06.
Language English.
Subject Graham, Stephen, 1884-1975.
Graham, Stephen, 1884-1975. (OCoLC)fst01774496
Russia -- Description and travel.
Russia -- Civilization -- 20th century.
Russia -- Civilization -- 1801-1917.
English literature -- History and criticism.
Littérature anglaise -- Histoire et critique.
Russie -- Civilisation -- 1801-1917.
Biography and True Stories.
Biography: general.
Biography: literary.
Eastern Europe.
Former Soviet Union, USSR (Europe)
Lifestyle, sport and leisure.
Travel and holiday.
Travel writing.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Civilization. (OCoLC)fst00862898
American literature. (OCoLC)fst00807113
English literature. (OCoLC)fst00911989
Travel. (OCoLC)fst01155558
Russia. (OCoLC)fst01207312
Chronological Term 1801-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Other Form: 9781783740130
ISBN 9781783740147 (pdf)
9781783740154 (epub)
9781783740161 (mobi)
9781783740131 (Hardback)
Standard No. AU@ 000058146214
CHNEW 000695140
CHNEW 000695147
DEBBG BV043780945
DEBBG BV044056257
DEBSZ 452583209
DEBSZ 472821660
GBVCP 865755833
NZ1 15967930

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