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New Directions in Soviet Literature : Selected Papers from the Fourth World Congress for Soviet & - Sheelagh Duffin Graham

New Directions in Soviet Literature

Selected Papers from the Fourth World Congress for Soviet &

Hardcover Published: 30th September 1992
ISBN: 9780333557327
Number Of Pages: 187

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This book offers a selection of papers on Russian literature, of the Soviet period, presented at the IVth World Congress for Soviet and East European studies in 1990. The papers range from studies of the experimental prose and drama of the 1920s and early 1930s to examinations of the "cruel realism" of some young writers of the Gorbachev era, and of the way that Stalin and Stalinism are now being represented in Russian literature in the age of glasnost, with art spurring historians out to seek answers to questions about Russia's recent past. The articles, by Russian and Western scholars, consider the strong didactic strain in Russian literature as well as the "pure" art of surrealist Daniil Kharms (writing in the 1920s and 1930s) and the contemporary short-story writer Tatyana Tolstaya.

General Editor's Introduction - Notes on the Contributors - Introduction - The Crisis of Soviet Artistic Mentality in the 1960s and 1970s; G.Belaia - The Left Avant-Garde Theatre in the late 1920s; K.Clark - Tolstaian Times: Traversals and Transfers; H.Goscilo - Myth in the Works of Chingiz Aitmatov; N.Kolesnikoff - The Naturalistic Tendency in Contemporary Soviet Fiction: Thematics, Poetics, Functions; K.Kustanovich - Reassessing the Past: Images of Stalin and Stalinism in Contemporary Russian Literature; R.Marsh - Village Prose: Chauvinism, Nationalism or Just Nostalgia?; K.Parth - Brodsky's Poetic Self-Portrait; V.Polukhina - A Matter of (Dis)course: Metafiction in the Works of Daniil Kharms; G.Roberts - Pilate and Pilatism in Recent Russian Literature; M.Ziolkowski - Index

ISBN: 9780333557327
ISBN-10: 0333557328
Series: Selected Papers from the Fourth World Congress for Soviet &
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 187
Published: 30th September 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 3