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Russian

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Literature:Russian

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Russian Experimental Fiction: Resisting Ideology After Utopia, Clowes, Edith W.
1 Clowes, Edith W.
Russian Experimental Fiction: Resisting Ideology After Utopia
Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press: 1993: 069103222X / 9780691032221: First Edition: Hard Cover: Very Good: Very Good: Ex-Library copy with stamps, marks, and a card pocket indicating such. About fine condition except for the library markings. 236 pages with Bibliography and Index. Publisher's synopsis: "Clowes advances the provocative hypothesis that the certain recent Russian novels constitute a special category of 'meta-utopian' works by virtue of their playful skepticism toward political and social 'realities' of the past, present, and future.": 08332: 
Price: 9.50 USD
 
 
Four Contemporary Russian Writers, Porter, Robert
2 Porter, Robert
Four Contemporary Russian Writers
Oxford, England: Berg Publishers: 1989: 0854962468 / 9780854962464: First Edition: Hard Cover: Very Good: Very Good: EX-LIBRARY COPY: Ex-Library copy with stamps, marks, and a card pocket indicating such. About fine condition except for the library markings. 184 pages with Biographical Notes, Selected Bibliography, and Index. The four writers: Rasputin, Aitmatov, Voynovich, and Vladimov.: 08330: 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
An Obsession with History: Russian Writers Confront the Past, Wachtel, Andrew Baruch
3 Wachtel, Andrew Baruch
An Obsession with History: Russian Writers Confront the Past
Stanford, California: Stanford University Press: 1994: 0804722463 / 9780804722469: First Edition: Hard Cover: Very Good: Very Good: EX-LIBRARY COPY: Ex-Library copy with stamps, marks, and a card pocket indicating such. About fine condition except for the library markings. 276 pages with Notes, Works Cited, and Index. From the dust jacket: "Russians have frequently seemed transfixed by the idea of the singularity of their own history and by the relationship of that history to the history of the outside world. In particular, three notions stand out, related to each other to be sure, but by no means unproblematically so. First of all, there is the conviction of absolute difference; Russians insist, even in the face of evidence to the contrary - that their nation's past is unlike that of any other country. Second is the belief that Russia will somehow be able to overcome history, to jump out of time as it were, and thereby escape the strong allure of her history. And third is the frequent assertion that although all may not be well with her in the present, Russia's unusual past ensures that she will have a unique role to play in the future; she is the messiah among nations whose time will come after the apocalyptic crash of the present order. The author traces the role of Russian literature over two hundred years in creating and sustaining these three notions. He shows that, contrary to European practice, Russian writers of belles lettres in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries never abdicated the right to define the nation's past. Indeed, Russia's major writers - from Catherine the Great through Karamzin, Pushkin, Gogol, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Khlebnikov, Tynianov, and Solzhenitsyn - have felt it incumbent upon them to produce works on historical themes. However, rather than assert the primacy of poetic experience, they all produced complementary texts on the same historical subject, one text claiming to be non-fictional and one text claiming to be "poetic." This approach allowed the writers to exploit the differences in tone, approach, and authority that by convention have separated imaginative literature and history. The result is a tradition of intergeneric dialogue, in which a chosen historical period is illuminated through multiple, competing narrative perspectives. The author describes the development of this tradition through an analysis of major works including Karamzin's History of the Russian State, Tolstoy's War and Peace, and Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov. His analysis of this tradition has a dual purpose: to provide a window on the peculiar Russian attitude toward history and to allow us to read some major works of Russian literature in a new light.": 08331: 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
Text Counter Text: Rereadings in Russian Literary History, Zholkovsky, Alexander
4 Zholkovsky, Alexander
Text Counter Text: Rereadings in Russian Literary History
Stanford, California: Stanford University Press: 1994: 0804723168 / 9780804723169: First Edition: Hard Cover: Very Good: Very Good: Ex-Library copy with stamps, marks, and a card pocket indicating such. About fine condition except for the library markings. 370 pages with Notes, Works Cited, and Index. From the publisher: "Russian literary history has been rich in instances of later writers rereading and interpreting earlier ones. This text participates in this cultural process by proposing new interpretations of a number of familiar and lesser-known texts by such authors as Tolstoy, Zoshchenko, and Pushkin.": 08339: 
Price: 10.00 USD
 



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