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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00
This study concentrates on The Devils , but also places this novel in the total context of Dostoevsky?s work. Also considered is the life and work of T.N. Granovsky, who is satirised along with Turgenev in the novel, and thus offers a useful basis on which to delineate the contours of Dostoevsky?s thought. First published in 1991, the book begins... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00
This volume contains two concise works by the innovative twentieth-century literary critic Janko Lavrin, offering accessible and thoughtful introductions to the two greatest Russian novelists. It provides a perfect point of access into the often bewildering world of Russian literature, and the troubled geniuses which created it. Tolstoy: An Approach... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 105.00
With its demand that works of art be judged according to the their morally didactic content, Tolstoy?s reviled aesthetics has seemed to exclude from the canon far too many works widely accepted as masterpieces, including Shakespeare and Beethoven. This book, first published in 1985, argues that these are not mere oversights on the part of Tolstoy:... more...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 63.73
Woody Allens Filme sind reich an Zitaten und Anspielungen, philosophischen Diskursen und direkten Bezugnahmen auf andere Künstler. Dabei spielt die russische Literatur eine entscheidende Rolle, immer wieder greift der Filmemacher auf sie zurück und integriert sie in seine Filme, wobei sich im Laufe der Jahre seine Annäherungsversuche immer weiter ausdifferenzieren... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 38.00
The fifteen essays in this volume explore the extraordinary range and diversity of the autobiographical mode in twentieth-century Russian literature from various critical perspectives. They will whet the appetite of readers interested in penetrating beyond the canonical texts of Russian literature. The introduction focuses on the central issues and... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 32.95
In the three decades following Stalin's death, major underground Russian writers have subverted Soviet ideology by using parody to draw attention to its basis in utopian thought. Referring to utopian writing as diverse as Defoe's Robinson Crusoe , Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground , and Orwell's Animal Farm , they have tested notions of truth,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00
A major reexamination of the novelist Vladimir Nabokov as "literary gamesman," this book systematically shows that behind his ironic manipulation of narrative and his puzzle-like treatment of detail there lies an aesthetic rooted in his intuition of a transcendent realm and in his consequent redefinition of "nature" and "artifice" as synonyms. Beginning... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.95
Gerald Janecek describes the experiments in visual, literature conducted from 1900 to 1930, the heyday of the Russian Avant Garde. Focusing on an aspect of Russian literary history that has previously been almost ignored, he shows how Russian writers of this period tried unusual methods to make their texts visually interesting or expressive. The book... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95
The novelist Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883) is known primarily as a chronicler of his age and crafter of elegant prose--like the simplest painting of daily artifacts, his works have pleased partly because they shape a recognizable world and partly because their form gives to the content its resonant signifying power. Here Jane Costlow accounts for both... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 40.50
As an epoch of "censorship terror" drew to a close with the death of Nicholas I and the end of the Crimean War, Russian intellectuals had begun expressing their desires for political, philosophical, and religious reform through passionate debates over literature and esthetics. Charles Moser re-creates the leading controversies over literature and... more...