"Doctor Zhivago": A Critical Companion (NWP/AATSEEL Critical Companions to Russian Literature)
By: Edith W. Clowes (editor)Paperback
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This volume considers Boris Pasternak's Russian classic, "Doctor Zhivago". It discusses the work in the context of the writer's oeuvre as well as its place within the Russian literary tradition. It also includes considerations of existing translations and of textual problems in the original Russian. The sections contain several wide-ranging articles by other scholars, primary sources and background material, including correspondence related to the work.
Edith W. Clowes is Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature and former Director of the Program in Comparative Literature at Purdue University.
Introduction:"Doctor Zhivago" in the post-Soviet era - a re-introduction, Edith W. Clowes. Criticism: Yury Zhivago's readers - literary reception in Pasternak's novel and in his time, Carol J Avins; Characterization in "Doctor Zhivago" - Lara and Tonya, Edith W. Clowes; Soaked in "the meaning of love" and "the Kreutzer sonata" - the nature of love in "Doctor Zhivago", Jerome Spencer; "temporal counterpoint as a principle of formation in "Doctor Zhivago", Boris Gasparov; the relationship of lyrical and narrative "plot" in "Doctor Zhivago", Dina Magomedova. Primary sources: correspondance relating to "Doctor Zhivago".
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