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The Green Snake

An Autobiography

September 2010
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    20th September 2010
  • ISBN 9780863157615
  • Language English
  • Pages 432 pp.

Told from the perspective of anthroposophic artist Margarita Woloschin, this is a first-hand account of her privileged upbringing in Russia and her subsequent life. In lyrical, evocative prose, she relates her vivid recollections of Moscow and rural Russia at the end of the nineteenth century, as well as her meetings with the Russian intellectual elite, including Tolstoy, and the impressions they made upon her. Woloschin also describes her extensive travels throughout Europe and her marriage to the journalist-poet Max Voloshin.

Woloschin recounts, too, her part in the introduction of anthroposophy into Russia, her involvement in the construction of the original Goetheanum in Dornach. The author’s narrative is interspersed with her personal memories of Rudolf Steiner and the struggle for meaning in her turbulent life.

Set against the background of the approaching Bolshevik Revolution, this haunting, historical memoir is witness to a fascinating and inspirational life.