Gippius, Zinaida Nikolayevna

Gippius, Zinaida Nikolayevna

(zēnīē`də nyĭkəlī`əvnə gē`pēo͝os), pseud.

Anton Krainy,

1869–1945, Russian writer. Her St. Petersburg salon was a meeting place (1905–17) for young poets of the symbolistsymbolists,
in literature, a school originating in France toward the end of the 19th cent. in reaction to the naturalism and realism of the period. Designed to convey impressions by suggestion rather than by direct statement, symbolism found its first expression in poetry but
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 movement. Self-educated, she wrote Dostoyevskian novels, morbid and mystical poetry, and essays. Her best-known poetry appeared in Sobraniye stikhov (1904–10). With her husband, the writer D. S. Merezhkovsky, she emigrated to France after the Bolshevik Revolution. Her name is also spelled Hippius.


See her selected works, ed. by T. Pachmuss (1972); biography by T. Pachmuss (1971).

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