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Ruth Kennell, “Драйзер О Советской России” (Dreiser on Soviet Russia)


Ruth Kennell review of Dreiser looks at Russia – RUSSIAN

Ruth Kennell review of Dreiser Looks at Russia TRANSLATION


Posted here. in the original Russian and in my English translation, is Ruth Kennell’s article Drayzer O Sovetskoy Rossii (Dreiser on Soviet Russia; a review of Dreiser’s Dreiser Looks at Russia), which was published in Russia in 1929.

Ruth Epperson Kennell (1893-1977), an American expatriate, became acquainted with Dreiser during the latter’s trip to the Soviet Union in 1927-1928. She served as secretary. translator, and guide for Dreiser and became Dreiser’s lover.

After Kennell’s return to America in 1928, she maintained an acquaintance with Dreiser, but the two were not intimate. Kennell was the author of Theodore Dreiser and the Soviet Union (1969).


— posted by Roger W. Smith

    June 2022