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By Pavel P. Svin'in,Marina Swoboda,William Whisenhunt

ISBN-10: 0773534148

ISBN-13: 9780773534148

A Russian Paints the US offers the 1st whole English translation of Svin'in's interesting memoir. Thirty-one unique watercolours supplement his provocative perspectives on subject matters akin to slavery, faith, politics, and the fantastic arts. Introductory essays by means of Marina Swoboda and William Whisenhunt study Russian-American kin, reflect on Svin'in's lifestyles and specific position in Russian historical past, and set his paintings within the context of the style of picturesque trip - Svin'in in actual fact didn't got down to produce a scholarly account of the us yet a piece of literature, at a time while Russian literary language used to be in its earliest phases of development.

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