ODOEVTSEVA Irina( Poet, writer)
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Biography ODOEVTSEVA Irina
Odoevtseva Irina real name - Iraida Gustavovna Ivanova, born Geynike (1895 - 1990), poet, prose writer.
Born February 23 in Riga, the family lawyer. Received a good education at home, she graduated from high school. Early start to write poetry.
After the revolution, as a student Gumilev, adjoined Acmeists. In 1921, publishes the poem "The House of Arts", to attract the attention of critics and readers. The first collection of poems "The courtyard of miracles" released in 1922. In the same year with her husband, Georgi Ivanov, emigrated from Russia via Berlin to Paris.
. While abroad, acts as a novelist, writing novels "Angel of Death" (1927), "Isolde" (1931), "The Mirror" (1939), "Abandon hope all" (1954), enjoyed great success.
. At the same time did not leave, and poetry - collections of poems "Counterpoint" (1950), "Ten Years" (1961), "Golden Chain" (1975).
. In 1987, after 65 years of exile returned to St. Petersburg
. Memoirs, written in 1967 - "On the banks of the Neva, in 1978 -" On the banks of the Seine ", were published in St. Petersburg in 1988.
I. Odoevtseva died on October 14, 1990 in St. Petersburg.