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The reluctant modernist : Andrei Belyi and the development of Russian fiction, 1902-1914

Author: Roger Keys
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Clarendon Press, 1996.
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Andrei Belyi (1880-1934) is generally regarded as the greatest and most influential prose-writer to emerge from the Symbolist movement in Russia at the turn of the twentieth century. His early prose 'symphonies' and novels are often compared with the work of such European 'modernists' as Joyce and Proust. This is the first book to attempt a systematic analysis of the place of Belyi's fiction within the 'modernist'  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Keys, Roger.
Reluctant modernist.
Oxford ; New York : Clarendon Press, 1996
(OCoLC)604283831
Named Person: Andrey Bely; Andreĭ Belyĭ; Andrey Bely; Andrey Bely; Andrej Belyj; Andrej Belyj; Andrej Belyj
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Keys
ISBN: 0198151608 9780198151609
OCLC Number: 33333359
Description: xii, 268 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Symbolism, Modernism, or the Silver Age? --
2. The Symbolist 'Turn to Prose' --
3. Criticism and Fiction before 1918 --
4. Criticism and Fiction: The 1920s --
5. From the 1930s to the Present --
6. From Realism to 'Impressionism' --
7. Lyricism, Fiction, and the Transcendent --
8. 'Antichrist': A Mystery Play --
9. Schopenhauer and the Synthesis of the Arts --
10. Music and 'Musical Form' in Literature --
11. The Northern Symphony and The Return --
12. Symbolic Leitmotif and The Goblet of Blizzards --
13. The Second, Dramatic Symphony --
14. 'More Theoretician than Artist'? --
15. Clairvoyance versus Creativity --
16. Realists and Idealists --
17. A 'Formal' Theory of Art --
18. Kant, Potebnia, and Humboldt --
19. Gogol', Metafiction, and The Silver Dove --
20. A 'Perspectiveless' Novel? Petersburg --
Appendix: Symbolist Fiction: A Selected Bibliography, 1895-1914.
Responsibility: Roger Keys.
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This study of Andrei Belyi (1880-1934) examines his role in the development of the "great tradition" of Russian prose fiction, and assesses his contribution to it. The book includes an analysis of  Read more...

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