Teffi (Nadezhda Lokhvitskaia) (3246 words)


Teffi (Nadezhda Aleksandrovna Lokhvitskaia, 1872-1952) was one of the most popular writers in Russia in the years preceding the 1917 Bolshevik revolution. Her humorous stories, feuilletons, and dramatic miniatures brought her such immense celebrity that candy and perfume were named after her.  After the revolution, she was among the multitudes who fled Russia and, during her over thirty years in emigration, she was equally beloved by her compatriots in the Russian diaspora. Although best known as a humorist, Teffi also wrote serious poetry and prose – had “two faces”, she once remarked: “one laughing and one weeping” (Vereshchagin, Vladimir, “Teffi,”Russkaia mysl’, N…

Citation: Haber, Edythe. "Teffi (Nadezhda Lokhvitskaia)". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 19 December 2016 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=13806, accessed 24 June 2021.]

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