Type of publication: Survey
nina ivanovna gagen-torn, ethnography, poetry, petrograd culture, gulag folklore, lev gumilev, tale of igor’s campaign, dmitry likhachev, russia, twentieth century, intellectuals, freedom, andrei belyi, stalin repressions
The author shares her reminiscences about Nina Gagen-Torn – an ethnographer, poet, active participant in the cultural life of Petrograd, GULAG prisoner, resilient and free-thinking woman. The article draws on previously published materials supplemented with author’s own impressions of communication with Gagen-Torn. The author delineates an integral image of the talented woman – scholar and poet – against the backdrop of the tragic destiny of Russia and many representatives of its intellectual milieu in the 20 th century.
Revunenkova, E.V. 2012. From the History of Domestic Ethnography: Nina Ivanovna Gagen-Torn (1900–1986). Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 6: 99-122
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