BOOK REVIEWS/COMPTES RENDUS E. R. Dashkova. The Memoirs of Princess Dashkova. Translated and edited by Kyril Fitzlyon; introduction by Jehanne M. Gheith; afterword by A. Woronzoff- Dashkoff. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1995. x, 334 pp. $19.95 paper. This is not yet the ideal version of Dashkova's memoirs. Nevertheless, the reissue of Kyril Fitzlyon's 1958 English-language translation (long out of print) is welcome. - In contrast to most translations, it is based on the defmitive French-language copy of Dashkova's lost original Mon histoire. Fitzlyon's translation, notes, and index are complemented by Gheith's introduction contextualizing the memoirs and an afterword regarding their textual history by Woronzoff-Dashkoff (who has done much to famil- iarize Western scholars with Dashkova) as well as a useful bibliography. When eighteenth-century Russian women are finally attracting attention (Dashkova, despite her absence from the Terras handbook noted by Gheith, is promi- nently included in both the 1995 Bruccoli, Clark Layman Dictionary of Literary Bib- liography (Vol. 150) and the important 1988 Slovar'russkikh pisatelei XVIII veka), it . is crucial to keep a good edition of Dashkova's memoirs in print. Dashkova is a major historical figure: she contributed significantly to Russian life as a well-educated mul- tilingual
Russian History – Brill
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