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The Golden Age of Russian Literature and Thought : Harrogate S - Derek Offord

The Golden Age of Russian Literature and Thought

Harrogate S

By: Derek Offord (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 23rd September 1992
ISBN: 9780333557334
Number Of Pages: 174

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This volume contains ten essays on Russian literature and thought of the classical age (1820-1880). It aims to strike a balance between important work on well-known authors such as Pushkin, Lermontov, Turgenev and Dostoevsky, and important work of relatively unknown writers such as Marlinsky, Pisemsky and Boborykin, and studies that relate to thinkers, Chaadaev, Herzen and Bakunin. The essays illuminate texts from various angles by examining literary antecedents, biographical information, published and unpublished correspondence, the many stages in the composition of a work, and even ethnographic material. Several contributors make use of material gathered in Soviet archives. In particular the essays show the constant interdependence of literature and thought in 19th century Russia and explore recurrent preoccupations of the Russian intelligentsia, such as the relationship of art to reality, the interrelationships between works of art themselves, and the search for national identity and cultural autonomy.

General Editor's Introduction - Preface - Notes on the Contributors - Note on Transliteration and Translation of Titles - Introduction; D.Offord - Pushkin's 'Ruslan and Liudmila' and the Traditions of the Mock-Epic Poem; M.Altshuller - Pushkin's 'Golden Cockerel': a Critical Reexamination; S.Hoisington - Marlinsky's 'Annalat-Bek': the Orientalisation of the Caucasus in Russian Literature; S.Layton - Lermontov's Reading of Pushkin: The Tales of Belkin and A Hero of Our Time; P.Meyer - Chaadaey's Letters to Viazemsky; R.McNally - Pisemsky's Sketches from Peasant Life: an Attempt at a Non-Partisan Reading; J.Woodhouse - Bakunin, Turgenev and Rudin; M.Shatz - Herzen's Past and Thoughts: Dichtung und Wahrheit; E.Dryzhakova - Suicide and Folk Beliefs in Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment; L.Ivanits - Boborykin and his Chronicles of the Russian Intelligentsia; J.McNair - Index

ISBN: 9780333557334
ISBN-10: 0333557336
Series: Harrogate S
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 174
Published: 23rd September 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 3