The memoirs of Ariadna Efron have informed all important studies of Marina TsvetaevaGÇÖs writing and are indispensable to a complete understanding of her life and work. Never before translated into English, these memoirs provide the insiderGÇÖs view of TsvetaevaGÇÖs daughter and "e;first reader."e;
No Love Without Poetry gives us EfronGÇÖs wrenching story of the difficulty of living with genius. The hardships imposed by early twentieth-century Russian political upheaval placed incredible strain on her already fraught, intense relationship with her mother. Efron recounts the familyGÇÖs travels from Moscow to Germany, to Czechoslovakia, and finally to France, where, against her motherGÇÖs advice, Efron decided to return to Russia. Nemec Ignashev draws on new materials, including EfronGÇÖs short stories and her motherGÇÖs recently published notebooks, to supplement the original memoirs. No Love Without Poetry completes extant historical records on Marina Tsvetaeva and establishes Ariadna Efron as a literary force.