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EccentriCities: Writing in the margins of Modernism

St. Petersburg to Rio de Janeiro

EccentriCities: Writing in the margins of Modernism by Sharon Lubkemann Allen
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An innovative, interdisciplinary, incisive scholarly study remapping and redefining domains and dynamics of modernism, EccentriCities: Writing in the margins of modernism critically considers how geo-historically distant and disparate urban sites, concentrating Russian and Luso-Brazilian cultural dialogue and definition, give rise to peculiarly parallel anachronistic and alternative fictional forms. While comparatively reframing these literary traditions through an extensive survey of Russian and Brazilian literature, cartography, urban design and development, foregrounding innovative close readings of works by Gogol, Dostoevsky, Bely, Almeida, Machado de Assis, Lima Barreto, Mário de Andrade, the book also redefines new constellations (eccentric, concentric, ex-centric) for understanding geo-cultural and generic dimensions of modernist and post-modern literature and theory.
Manchester University Press; November 2015
ISBN 9781526102751
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Title: EccentriCities: Writing in the margins of Modernism
Author: Sharon Lubkemann Allen
 
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9780719087707
9781526102744
9781526102751