Shakhovskaya, Zinaida (1906–2001)

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Shakhovskaya, Zinaida (1906–2001)

Russian novelist, poet and historian. Name variations: Princess Shakhovskaia; (pseudonym) Jacques Croise. Born Zinaida Alekseevna Shakhovskaya, 1906, in Moscow, Russia; died June 11, 2001, in Paris, France; sister of Natalie Shakhovskaya (who m. Vladimir Nabokov's cousin, composer Nikolas Nabokov).

Following the Revolution, left Russia with family (1920), settling in Brussels, then Paris; was in the French resistance during WWII; after the war, lived in Moscow for some time, where her husband worked for the Belgian embassy; works include novel Europe et Valerius, as well as poetry, literary criticism, and memoirs; edited emigré journal Russian Thought (1968–78) and co-founded Russian Almanac (1981) in Paris.