Contemporary Russian Myths: A Skeptical View of the Literary Past (Studies in Slavic Languages & Literature v. 14)

Contemporary Russian Myths: A Skeptical View of the Literary Past (Studies in Slavic Languages & Literature v. 14)

By: Iurii Druzhnikov (author), Victor Terras (foreword_author)Hardback

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This text looks at Russian literature and history of the 19th and 20th centuries in search of the myths that all Russians take for granted from childhood. The treatment includes forays into the political circumstances as well as an analysis of the state of Soviet and post-Soviet literary studies.

Contents

Pushkin, Stalin, and other poets; "Hitting it off with Pushkin"; the poet's 113th love; a divorce for Pushkin's Tatyana, nee Larina; Pushkin's hallowed nurse; the dangerous jests of Albert Robida; the overt and covert lives of Konstantin Ventzel; Alexander Kuprin - from midden to mantelpiece; visiting Stalin's, uninvited; the Ruschyi churchyard mystery; Trifonov's fate - or a good witer in a bad time.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773481619
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 340
  • ID: 9780773481619
  • weight: 703
  • ISBN10: 0773481613

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