Quotes by Mirra Ginsburg

"One of the most brilliant Russian writers of the twentieth century, Yevgeny Zamyatin belongs to the tradition in Russian literature represented by Gogol, Leskov, Bely, Remizov, and, in certain aspects of their work, also by Babel and Bulgakov. It is a tradition, paradoxically, of experimenters and innovators. Perhaps the principal quality that unites them is their approach to reality and its uses in art - the refusal to be bound by literal fact, the interweaving of reality and fantasy, the transmutation of fact into poetry, often grotesque, oblique, playful, but always expressive of the writer's unique vision of life in his own, unique terms."

Books by Mirra Ginsburg

  • We
  • 77,603 ratings
  • November 1972 by Bantam

    (first published 1920)

  • The Foundation Pit
  • 4,518 ratings
  • June 8th 1994 by Northwestern University Press

    (first published 1930)

  • The White Ship
  • 4,344 ratings
  • 1972 by Crown Publishers

    (first published 1970)

  • Across the Stream
  • 103 ratings
  • May 22nd 1991 by Greenwillow Books

    (first published January 1st 1982)

  • Clay Boy
  • 96 ratings
  • 1997 by Greenwillow Books

    (first published May 1st 1993)

Mirra Ginsburg
  • Mirra Ginsburg

  • Date of birth: June 10, 1909
  • Died: December 26, 2000
  • Born: in Babruysk, Belarus.

  • Description: Mirra Ginsburg was a Jewish Russian-American translator of Russian literature, a collector of folk tales and a children's writer. Born in Bobruisk (then part of the Russian Empire, now part of modern-day Belarus) in 1909, she moved with her family to Latvia, then to Canada, before they settled in the United States. Although she won praise for her translations of adult literature, including the Master and Margarita (1967) by Mikhail Bulgakov and We (1972) by Yevgeny Ivanovich Zamyatin, she is perhaps most celebrated for her contributions to children's literature. She collected and translated a vast array of folktales from the Russian tradition, as well as Siberian and Central Asian traditions. Ginsburg died in 2000.