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A history of Russian literature

A history of Russian literature

Author: Andrew Kahn; Mark Naumovic Lipoveckij; et al
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Kahn; Mark Naumovic Lipoveckij; et al
ISBN: 9780199663941 0199663947
OCLC Number: 1047909544
Awards: Winner of Finalist of the 2019 PROSE Award in Literature by the Association of American Publishers Honourable Mention from the MLA Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Studies in Slavic Languages and Literatures.
Description: xvi, 939 p., [8] carte di tav. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: PART I. THE MEDIEVAL PERIODInstitutions and contexts: writing and authorship, 1100-1400Holy Russia: landmarks in medieval literatureLocal narrativesPART II. THE EARLY MODERN: THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURYParadise Lost: National narrativesCultural interface: printing, Humanist learning and Orthodox resistance in the second half of the seventeenth centuryCourt theaterPoetsProsePART III. THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURYDefining Classicism: the canons of tasteInstitutions of writing and authorshipNational narrativesPoetics and subjectivities between Classicism and RomanticismProse fictionPART IV. THE NINETEENTH CENTURYInstitutionsThe Literary Field: from amateur societies to professional institutions and literary alliancesSubjectivitiesForms of ProseLiterary identity and social structure of the Imperial periodTypes: Heroes and anti-heroesHeroines and emancipationNarratives of nation-buildingPART V. THE TWENTIETH AND TWENTY-FIRST CENTURIESInstitutionsThe Poetics of SubjectivityThe Poetics of LanguageProse and Drama: negotiations with historyCatastrophic narrativesIntelligentsia narratives
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This exhaustive volume represents a very significant contribution to the bibliography of Russian literary history from the medieval to the modern period. In its scope, conception and engagement with Read more...

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