Moura: The Dangerous Life of the Baroness Budberg

Moura The Dangerous Life of the Baroness Budberg Baroness Maria Ignatievna Zakrevskaya Benckendorff Budberg hailed from the Russian aristocracy and lived in the lap of luxury until the Bolshevik Revolution forced her to live by her wits Thereafter h

  • Title: Moura: The Dangerous Life of the Baroness Budberg
  • Author: Nina Berberova Marian Schwartz Richard D. Sylvester
  • ISBN: 9781590171370
  • Page: 106
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Baroness Maria Ignatievna Zakrevskaya Benckendorff Budberg hailed from the Russian aristocracy and lived in the lap of luxury until the Bolshevik Revolution forced her to live by her wits Thereafter her existence was a story of connivance and stratagem, a succession of unlikely twists and turns Intimately involved in the mysterious Lockhart affair, a conspiracy which almBaroness Maria Ignatievna Zakrevskaya Benckendorff Budberg hailed from the Russian aristocracy and lived in the lap of luxury until the Bolshevik Revolution forced her to live by her wits Thereafter her existence was a story of connivance and stratagem, a succession of unlikely twists and turns Intimately involved in the mysterious Lockhart affair, a conspiracy which almost brought down the fledgling Soviet state, mistress to Maxim Gorky and then to H.G Wells, Moura was a woman of enormous energy, intelligence, and charm whose deepest passion was undoubtedly the mythologization of her own life.Recognized as one of the great masters of Russian twentieth century fiction, Nina Berberova here proves again that she is the unsurpassed chronicler of the lives of Soviet migr s In Moura Budberg, a woman who shrouded the facts of her life in fiction, Berberova finds the ideal material from which to craft a triumph of literary portraiture, a book as engaging and as full of life and incident as any one of her celebrated novels.

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    1 thought on “Moura: The Dangerous Life of the Baroness Budberg”

    1. Moura Zakrevskaya Benckendorff Budberg was, foremost, a survivor, twice married into the aristocracy - neither time for love - and mistress to Robert Bruce Lockhart, Maxim Gorky, and H.G. Wells, as well as a translator, screenwriter, and fabulist when it came to her own life. Apparently most of Moura's papers were burned in a house fire later in her life, so Nina Berberova doesn't have that much to go on here besides here own recollections when they lived together in Gorky's household in the mid [...]

    2. Fascinating life, but poorly executed biography. Baroness Budberg was a survivor of the Russian Revolution and an enchanting woman who was successively the mistress/companion of Robert Bruce Lockhart, Maxim Gorky and H.G. Wells. Nina Berberova knew Moura personally, as well as most of the main personages of Russian emigre life, but this book presumes such a wide knowledge of 20th century literature and politics that most readers will be left rather in the dark about several key events and indivi [...]

    3. Interesting less as a biography of Moura than as first-hand sketches of Gorky and Wells, and of Berberova herself.

    4. Really enjoyed it. Especially interesting were details about Gorky's life and literary business of the early 20th century.

    5. This is one of five spy novels from the WSJ list. I am taking a break from this book.I am looking at it again

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