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and a good … voluptuous figure, high cheek bones and a snub nose … In her dark melancholy eyes Ashenden saw the boundless steppes of Russia.’10 Galsworthy’s response to the Russian theme was in all respects different from this sentimentalised compliment to the exotic. Galsworthy also made a trip to Russia in his mid-twenties, arranged by his father to exert a settling influence on his son’s failing legal career.11 In 1917, he produced a rather unremarkable poem, Russia-America, infused by the war-time patriotic spirit: A wind in the world! O Company Of

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, 1917). Garnett, Richard David, Constance Garnett: A Heroic Life (London: Sinclair–Ste- venson, 1991). Gel’rot, M., ‘Nitsshe i Gorky, Russkoe bogatstvo 5 (1903), pp. 24–65. Gettmann, Royal, Turgenev in England and America (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1941). Gindin, James, John Galsworthy’s Life and Art (London: Macmillan, 1987). Glendinning, Victoria, Leonard Woolf: A Biography (New York and London: Free Press, 2006). Gold, Arthur, and Robert Fizdale, Misia: The Life of Misia Sert (York: Morrow Quill Paperbacks, 1981). Goldsmith, Oliver, ‘Citizen of the

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-rich works by writers such as Livy, Ovid, and Petronius, Frassetto examines Lucretia’s near-ubiquitous presence and manifold transformations throughout the ages. She nods toward the matron’s consecration not only in literary artifacts, but also in the visual arts, music, and in a film as recent as Kinugasa Teinosuke’s Gate of Hell (Jigokumon, 1953). Leaning upon this wider base, Frassetto’s book carefully examines three key writings of the eighteenth century, each of which belonging to distinct linguistic and cultural contexts: Carlo Goldoni’s Lugrezia romana in

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opportunity for men and women. There is moreover an unshakeable sense that feminism is an alien importation, largely of Anglo-American extraction, one of the many empty foreign forms for which Romanian society has neither a solid cultural foundation nor any real socio-economic need. A women’s movement, however, has existed in the Romanian territories since the nineteenth century, and while much of the impetus came from women who had travelled or indeed were born abroad, it also blazed trails in directions that were virtually unknown in more advanced countries. The promoters

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)’, Bulletin of the American Geographical Society 44.3 (1912), p. 218. Churchill, Winston, ‘H. G. Wells’, Sunday Pictorial , 23 August 1931, in The Collected Essays of Sir Winston Churchill , ed. Michael Wolff, 4 vols (London: Library of Imperial History, 1976), III, pp. 50–4. —— A History of the English-Speaking Peoples (London: Bloomsbury, 2015). —— ‘Mr. Wells and Bolshevism’, The Sunday Express , 5 December 1920. ‘Churchill and Merejkovsky Reply to Wells’, Current Opinion 70 (1921), p. 217. Cohen, Harriet, A Bundle of Time (London: Faber and Faber, 1969). Cohen

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produced a rather unremarkable poem, Russia-America , infused by the war-time patriotic spirit: A wind in the world! O Company Of darkened Russia, watching long in vain, Now shall you see the cloud of Russia’s pain Go shrinking out across a summer sky. A wind in the world! And we have come Together, sea by sea; in all the lands Vision doth move at last, and Freedom stands With brightened wings, and smiles and beckons home! 12 ← 68 | 69 → Apart from that, neither Russia nor the Russians as such ever featured in his writings. Russian fiction was a different matter