Aleksandra Ishimova

Ishimova, Aleksandra Osipovna

 

Born Dec. 25, 1804 (Jan. 6, 1805), in Kostroma; died June 4 (16), 1881, in St. Petersburg. Russian writer.

Ishimova’s work was first published in 1831. Her short stories for children are for the most part adaptations of historical works, including those of N. M. Karamzin. The revolutionary democrats thought highly of her literary craftsmanship. Nevertheless, N. A. Dobroliubov deplored the religious and monarchical tendencies of the children’s journals she published, Zvezdochka (Little Star) and Luchi (Rays).

WORKS

Istoriia Rossii v rasskazakh dlia detei, parts 1–6. St. Petersburg, 1837–40.

REFERENCE

Fomina, Iu. V. “A. O. Ishimova.” In Materialy po istorii detskoi litera-tury, vol. 1, issue 1. Moscow, 1927.
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