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Russian Postmodernist Fiction: Dialogue with Chaos : Dialogue with Chaos - Mark Lipovetsky

Russian Postmodernist Fiction: Dialogue with Chaos

Dialogue with Chaos

Paperback Published: 31st March 1999
ISBN: 9780765601773
Number Of Pages: 320

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Mark Lipovetsky takes the reader on a critical tour of twentieth-century Russian literature to develop a specific understanding of Russian postmodernism (Aksyonov, Bitov, Erofeev, Pietsukh, Popov, Sokolov, Tolstaya). In the process he takes on some of the central issues of the critical debate and draws on both Bakhtinian and chaos theory to develop a conception of postmodern poetics as a dialogue with chaos. Lipovetsky concludes by placing Russian literature in the context of this enriched postmodernism. An appendix with extensive bibliographical notes on contemporary Russian writers and literary theorists complements the study.

Chaos as a System: The Russian Oxymoron
Postmodernism Plus/Minus Modernism?
Intertextual Play
Subverted Dialogism
Dialogue with Chaos as a New Artistic Strategy
Culture as Chaos
Sacking the Museum: Andrei Bitov's Pushkin House
From an Otherwordly Point of View: Venedikt Erofeev's Moscow to the End of the Line
The Myth of Metamorphosis: Sasha Sokolov's A School for Fools
Active Nonbeing
The Poetics of Chaosmos
Context: Soviet Utopia: Vasily Aksyonov: Utopia as a Fantasy
Yuz Aleshkovsky: Bodies versus Ideas
Context: Mythologies of Creation: Tatyana Tolstaya: In the Broken Mirror
Sasha Sokolov (1980): Chaos Speaks
Lev Rubinshtein: Creation of the Kaledoscopic Self
Context: Mythologies of History: Vyacheslav Pietsukh: "The Enigma of the Russian Soul" Revisited
The "Historical" Stories of Viktor Erofeyev: An Apotheosis of Particles
Sasha Sokolov (1985): Self-Portrait on a Timeless Background
Context: Mythologies of the Absurd: Yevgeny Popov: The Jester's Work
Vladimir Sorokin: Narrative Theater of Cruelty
Famous Last Words
On the Nature of Russian Postmodernism
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ISBN: 9780765601773
ISBN-10: 076560177X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 31st March 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.5