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


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.


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


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.


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  • Other Work

    • 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.


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


Married Monroe Schere, May 1, 1966.

Adam Faterson

Regina (Segal) Faterson

Monroe Schere