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(¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·DARKNESS AND LIGHT - by Grant Menzies·´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯)

    
     
 

The Life of Russia's Philosopher-Poet, Evgeny Abramovich Boratynski [1800-1844]

[ I ]- DARKNESS AND LIGHT


Courtesy of the Ilyin family archive

[ II ]- IMPERIAL FAVOR
[ III ]- A TRADITION OF BEAUTY
[ IV ]- TROUBLED YOUTH
[ V ]- BORATYNSKI AND PUSHKIN
[ VI ]- A SOLDIER'S DAUGHTER
[ VII ]- THE POET VERSUS THE MAN
[ VIII ]- A LASTING LEGACY
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This article could not have been written without the kind help of Timothy Boettger, Boris Ilyin, Dimitri and Donna Ilyin, Marina Ilyin, Olga Astroumoff, Ray Lewis, William Luce and Sean William Menzies. They are fondly thanked.

" The two domains of darkness and of light. We equally must search into and fathom "
- Evgeny Boratynski

California-born writer Grant Menzies has served as freelance arts and classical music writer for the Portland Oregonian since 1997. Menzies co-wrote the Stroganoff supplement published by The Oregonian on the eve of Portland Art Museum’s recent exhibit, "Stroganoff: The Palace and Collections of a Russian Noble Family." His translations from French and German have appeared in award-winning playwright William Luce’s "Lucifer’s Child" and "Nijinsky." Menzies has authored numerous monographs on personalities of Imperial and revolutionary Russia for the European Royal History Journal (San Francisco) and Atlantis Magazine (of which he is a contributing editor) and is currently working on a biography of Russian émigré memoirist, Olga Ilyin. He can be reached at scotsman@europa.com
 
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