(1895 – 1990)
Odoyevtseva Irina, real name – Iraida Gustavovna Ivanova, nee Heinike (1895 – 1990), poetess, prose writer.
Born February 23 in Riga to a family lawyer. She got a good home education, graduated from high school. Early started writing poems.
After the revolution, being a disciple of N. Gumilev, adjoined the Acmeists. In 1921 he published the poem “House of Arts”, attracting the attention of critics and readers. The first collection of poems “The Court of Wonders” was published in 1922. In the same year, together with her husband, Georgi Ivanov, she emigrated from Russia through Berlin to Paris.
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At the same time did not leave poetry – collections of poems “Counterpoint” (1950), “Ten Years” (1961), “Golden Chain” (1975).
In 1987, after 65 years of emigration returned to St. Petersburg. Memoirs written in 1967 – “On the banks of the Neva”, in 1978 – “On the banks of the Seine”, were published in St. Petersburg in 1988.
I. Odoyevtseva died October 14, 1990 in St. Petersburg.
A short biography from the book: Russian writers and poets. A short biographical dictionary. Moscow, 2000.