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Samuil Kissin papers, 1895-1970

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BA#0655
Bib ID 14387555 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Kissin, Samuil, 1885-1916
Title Samuil Kissin papers, 1895-1970
Physical Description 0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language(s) English .

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Content Description

Correspondence, unpublished manuscripts, photographs, and two note books of a well-known Russian symbolist poet Samuil Kissin, a close friend of Vladislav Khodasevich.

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Material is unprocessed. Please contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

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Subject Headings

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"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Khodasevich, V. F (Vladislav Felit͡sianovich), 1886-1939 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poets, Russian -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Symbolism in literature Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Samuil Kissin (1885-1916) was a prolific Russian symbolist poet who committed suicide during World War I. He was a close friend and perhaps one of the most enigmatic and "underappreciated" figures of the Russian Silver Age poetry. For many years literary critics both in Russia and elsewhere considered him to be a "double" of Khodasevich and only recently started researching his poetry. Khodasevich himself made Kissin a main protagonist of his famous prose "Necropolis" and devoted a lot of poems to his untimely deceased friend.