Mamoshina, Glafira Adolfovna (c. 1870–1942)

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Mamoshina, Glafira Adolfovna (c. 1870–1942)

Russian children's writer and poet. Name variations: Glafira Adol'fovna Mamoshina; (by marriage) Gloria Einerling and Gloria Guseva-Orenburgskaia; (pseudonym) G.A. Gálina, G.A. Galina or G. Galina. Born c. 1870 in Russia; died 1942.

Worked in telegraph office (1890–96); banned from St Petersburg for 1 year for reading poem about government repression of student activism; published Poems (1902) and Pre-Dawn Songs (1906) and 2 collections of fairytales (1903, 1909); poems widely anthologized and published in newspapers; also wrote poem on Boer War, which became folksong, and had poems set to music by Rachmaninov and Glière.