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Derieva, (Regina) papers
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The papers consist of correspondence (only incoming letters), writings, personal papers (including legal records and documents), audio material, photography archive, drawings and paintings, newspaper clippings and printed materials, spanning the years 1949-2015.
Regina Derieva (1949-2013) was a Russian poet with over thirty published works of poetry, prose, and fiction. Born in Odessa, Ukraine, Derieva started to write poetry at age of 15. From 1960 until 1991 she lived and worked in Akmolinsk (Tselinograd / Akmola) and Karaganda, Kazakhstan. She graduated from university with majors in music and Russian philology and literature. In 1990 Regina and her family converted to Catholicism and soon moved to Israel. From July 1999 until her death on December 11, 2013, Derieva lived in Sweden. Regina Derieva's work was highly valued by Joseph Brodsky, Tomas Venclova, Les Murray, Daniel Weissbort, Bengt Jangfeldt and many other poets and intellectuals.
5 Linear Feet (9 manuscript boxes, 1 half manuscript box, 1 flat box)
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