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Epic and the Russian novel : from Gogol to Pasternak

Author: Frederick T Griffiths; Stanley J Rabinowitz
Publisher: Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2011.
Series: Studies in Russian and Slavic literatures, cultures and history.
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"Epic and the Russian Novel from Gogol to Pasternak examines the origin of the nineteen- century Russian novel and challenges the Lukács-Bakhtin theory of epic. By removing the Russian novel from its European context, the authors reveal that it developed as a means of reconnecting the narrative form with its origins in classical and Christian epic in a way that expressed the Russian desire to renew and restore  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Griffiths, Frederick T.
Epic and the Russian novel.
Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2011
(DLC) 2011006283
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick T Griffiths; Stanley J Rabinowitz
ISBN: 9781618111272 1618111272 9781618116826 1618116827
OCLC Number: 785776753
Description: 1 online resource (236 pages).
Series Title: Studies in Russian and Slavic literatures, cultures and history.
Responsibility: Frederick T. Griffiths and Stanley J. Rabinowitz.

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The authors read some of the classics in the Russian novelistic tradition against a critique of the Lukacs-Bakhtin view of epic, all the while demonstrating the modernity of epic as a literary mode  Read more...

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"Felicitous phrasing throughout (the Odyssey as "the grandfather of all Baedekers," 155) renders this erudite volume a pleasure to read and ponder. Griffiths and Rabinowitz have created an exemplary Read more...

 
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