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From the Correspondence of Roman Jakobson and Father Georges Florovsky

Pages 145 - 154


In 1954, the renowned linguist Roman Jakobson wrote to his fellow émigré, the eminent Orthodox priest Father Georges Florovsky, about a personal matter: the dissolution of a long-term romantic relationship with his former graduate student, Justinia Besharova. Besharova would eventually end the relationship to marry the linguist David Djaparidze. The letters illuminate a difficult period in Jakobson's life as much as they demonstrate the previously unknown closeness of the two émigrés.

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9 Trubetzkoy 2004: Письма и заметки Н. С. Трубецкого. Москва.


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