Black and white photograph of Maria Bashkirtseva

Maria Bashkirtseva

(1858 - 1884)

Five months before dying of tuberculosis, Maria Bashkirtseva fretted in her journal about the possibility of being “carried away by some swift disease…If I should not live long enough to win renown, this journal will interest the psychologists; for it is curious, at least—the life of a woman, traced day by day, without affectation.” 

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