Nadezhda Mandelstam

Nadezhda Mandelstam

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Biography: Nadezhda Yakovlevna Mandelstam was a Russian writer and educator, and the wife of the poet Osip Mandelstam, who died in 1938 in a transit camp to the gulag of Siberia. She wrote two memoirs about their lives together and the repressive Stalinist regime: Hope Against Hope and Hope Abandoned, both first published in the West in English, translated by Max Hayward.