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Jean Faterson Karsavina

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Jean Faterson Karsavina, Polish writer. Member Writers' Guild American, Authors' League American Publications.

Background

Karsavina, Jean Faterson was born on February 23, 1908 in Warsaw, Poland. Came to United States, 1917, naturalized, 1934. Daughter of Adam and Regina (Segal) Faterson.

Education

Student, Smith College, 1926. Bachelor, Barnard College, 1927.

Career

Editor The Soviet Review and Studies in Soviet Literature, New York City, 1959-1964. Freelance fiction and article writer for magazines, since 1935. Teacher fiction workshops, 1938-1949.

Lecturer in field.

Works

book White eagle, dark skies
  • White eagle, dark skies

    (Book by Karsavina, Jean)

  • Author: novel Reunion in Poland, 1945 (Child Study Association award 1946). Novel Tree By the Waters, 1948, White Eagle, Dark Skies, 1974 (National Jewish Book Council Distinguished Fiction award 1975). (with Lukas Foss) opera libretto Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, 1950, (with Joseph Wagner) New England Sampler, 1965.

    English text The Duenna (Prokofiev), 1948. Also New York stage production, 1948, NBC-television, Text of Pique Dame (Tchaikovsky), 1953. Translations from Polish and Russian, including War and Peace, 1956, Polish Cookery, Adaptation for Americans, 1960.

    Ghost writer of medical, how-to books: editor: Reprints from the Soviet Press, since 1965. Editorial consultant to publications.

Membership

Member Writers' Guild American, Authors' League American Publications.

Connections

Married Monroe Schere, May 1, 1966.