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The development of Russian verse : meter and its meanings

Author: Michael Wachtel
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Series: Cambridge studies in Russian literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Development of Russian Verse explores the Russian verse tradition from Pushkin to Brodsky, showing how certain formal features are associated with certain genres and, at times, specific themes. Michael Wachtel's basic thesis is that form is never neutral: poets can react to the work of their predecessors positively by means of stylization and development or negatively by means of parody or revision, but they
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Wachtel
ISBN: 0521620783 9780521620789
OCLC Number: 39013711
Awards: Winner of AATSEEL Prize.
Description: xii, 323 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The Russian ballad: passion, betrayal, revenge, and the amphibrachic tetrameter line --
2. The blank verse lyric: " ... Again I visited" revisited. Pushkin's evolution. Pushkin's legacy --
3. The Onegin stanza: from poetic digression to poetic nostalgia. Origins. Lermontov. Symbolist and Futurist Onegin stanzas. The Onegin stanza in Soviet and emigre poetry. The Onegin stanza in English. Conclusions --
4. Russian Arcadia: the elegiac distich and classical stylization --
5. Heirs of Mayakovsky: the poet and the citizen --
Afterword: the meaning of form.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Russian literature.
Responsibility: Michael Wachtel.
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