Journal of Poetry Therapy

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 137–143 | Cite as

The Life and Death of a Poet

  • Sue Chance


The author provides a psychohistorical perspective on the Russian poet, Marina Tsvetayeva, who committed suicide in 1941. A critical analysis of Pasternak’s (1983) I Remember: Sketch for an Autobiography yielded several points to consider in interpreting motives for suicide.


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  2. Pasternak, B. (1983). I remember: Sketch for an autobiography (M. Harai, Trans.). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Univ. Press.Google Scholar

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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sue Chance
    • 1
  1. 1.ClevelandUSA

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