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Romanov riches : Russian writers and artists under the tsars

Author: Solomon Volkov; Antonina W Bouis
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In a sweeping cultural history of Russia from the rise of the house of Romanov in 1613 to its downfall at the hands of the Bolsheviks in 1917, Solomon Volkov effortlessly unwinds the twisted relationship between art and the royal family.
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Biography
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Volkov, Solomon.
Romanov riches.
New York : Knopf, 2011
(DLC) 2010045132
(OCoLC)635461178
Named Person: House of Romanov; House of Romanov; House of Romanov
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Solomon Volkov; Antonina W Bouis
ISBN: 9780307595522 0307595528 1299149979 9781299149977
OCLC Number: 759509854
Notes: "Translation is from an unpublished manuscript"--Title page verso.
"Published in ... Canada by Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto"--Title page verso.
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 285 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: The first Romanovs : from Tsar Mikhail to Peter I --
Kantemir, Lomonosov, and Barkov --
Catherine the Great and the culture of her era --
Paul I and Alexander I; Karamzin and Zhukovsky --
Alexander I, Zhukovsky, and young Pushkin --
Nicholas I and Pushkin --
Lermontov and Briullov --
Gogol, Ivanov, Tyutchev and the end of the Nicholas I era --
Alexander II, Tolstoy, Turgenev, and Dostoevsky --
Herzen, Tolstoy, and the women's issue --
Tchaikovsky and homosexuality in imperial Russia --
Dostoevsky and the Romanovs --
Alexander III, the Wanderers, and Mussorgsky --
Nicholas II and Lenin as art connoisseurs.
Responsibility: Solomon Volkov ; translated from the Russian by Antonina W. Bouis.

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"In a sweeping cultural history of Russia from the rise of the house of Romanov in 1613 to its downfall at the hands of the Bolsheviks in 1917, Solomon Volkov effortlessly unwinds the twisted relationship between art and the royal family.

Throughout the Romanov dynasty, Russia's greatest artists and thinkers, painters and poets, composers and dancers, served two masters. Devotion to craft--or principle--could never wholly eclipse dependence on the tsars. Similarly, consumers of Russian culture could never respond without political consideration: Volkov recounts how, at the 1836 premiere of Glinka's opera "A Life for the Tsar," fashionable audiences watched Nicholas I in his private box to see how they ought to react. He wept, and they wept accordingly.

In this spellbinding story, we watch the great figures of Russian history clash. Alexei, father of Peter the Great, befriended the writer Avvakum only to banish him; the next tsar, Fedor, had Avvakum burned alive. Using her notorious charms, Catherine the Great masterfully wielded political control over her culture industry. For his part, Pushkin became the first favored artist to resist the tsar's influence. His poem "To Liberty" is cherished as a revolutionary work of dissent. But even Pushkin's genius went unspared: Alexander tired of the poet's literary and amorous freethinking and banished him from St. Petersburg.

"Romanov Riches" is a work of epic scale that never sacrifices individual characters for broader themes. Gogol, Dostoevsky, and Tolstoy are presented in a devilishly intricate dance with their royal patrons. A truly essential work for anyone who wants to understand Russia's passionate devotion to its most important artists, it is the prequel to Volkov's acclaimed work "The Magical Chorus: A History of Russian Culture from Tolstoy to Solzhenitsyn."--Pub. desc.

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