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A history of Russian literature

Author: Andrew Kahn; M N Lipovet︠s︡kiĭ; Irina Reyfman; Stephanie Sandler
Publisher: Oxford, U.K. : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Russia possesses one of the richest and most admired literatures of Europe, reaching back to the eleventh century. This volume provides a comprehensive account of Russian writing from its earliest origins in the monastic works of Kiev up to the present day, still rife with the creative experiments of post-Soviet literary life.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kahn, Andrew.
History of Russian literature.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017909825
(OCoLC)1007064225
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Kahn; M N Lipovet︠s︡kiĭ; Irina Reyfman; Stephanie Sandler
ISBN: 9780192549525 0192549529 9780191770463 0191770469
OCLC Number: 1030993768
Awards: Winner of Finalist of the 2019 PROSE Award in Literature by the Association of American Publishers.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 939 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Part I. The medieval period; Institutions and contexts: writing and authorship, 1100-1400 --
Holy Russia: landmarks in medieval literature --
Local narratives --
Part II. The seventeenth century; Paradise lost: national narratives --
Cultural interface: printing, humanist learning and orthodox resistance in the second half of the seventeenth century --
Court theater --Poets --
Prose --
Part III. The eighteenth century; Defining classicism: the canons of taste --
Institutions of writing and authorship --
National narratives --
Poetics and subjectivities between classicism and romanticism --
Prose fiction --
Part IV. The Nineteenth century; Institutions --
The literary field: from amateur societies to professional institutions and literary alliances --
Subjectivities --
Forms of prose --
Literary identity and social structure of the imperial period --
Types: heroes and anti-heroes --
Heroines and emancipation --
Narratives of nation-building --
Part V. the twentieth and twenty-first centuries; Institutions --
The poetics of subjectivity --
The poetics of language --
Prose and drama: negotiations with history --
Catastrophic narratives --
Intelligentsia narratives.
Other Titles: Russian literature
Responsibility: Andrew Kahn, Mark Lipovetsky, Irina Reyfman, Stephanie Sandler.

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