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Pushkin's Poltava : A Literary Structuralist Interpretation - Virginia M. Burns

Pushkin's Poltava

A Literary Structuralist Interpretation

Paperback Published: 13th January 2005
ISBN: 9780761827290
Number Of Pages: 272

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In Pushkin's "Poltava", Virginia M. Burns provides a detailed literary structural analysis and reading of Aleksandr Pushkin's long narrative poem "Poltava," through analysis devices of characterization, narrative structure and poetic structure, providing a new interpretation of its meaning. Past critical approaches to, and interpretation of the poem are described, and the traditional accepted views of the poem, as structurally defective, and the categorical condemnation of the rebellion of the Ukraine against the Russia of Peter the Great are questioned. The poem is demonstrated to have a unique structural organization, which unifies the poem and gives it meaning.

Introduction : the problem of "Poltava"p. 1
Past critical views of "Poltava"p. 19
Characterizationp. 65
Mazepap. 65
Mariap. 105
Kochubey, Karl, and Peterp. 109
Historical eventsp. 121
Narrative structurep. 145
Poetic structurep. 175
Conclusion : theory of historyp. 189
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ISBN: 9780761827290
ISBN-10: 0761827293
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 13th January 2005
Publisher: University Press of America
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.35