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Russian science fiction literature and cinema : a critical reader

Author: Anindita Banerjee; Darko Suvin
Publisher: Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Cultural syllabus.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This critical reader aims to provide precisely such a resource for students, scholars, and the merely curious who wish to delve deeper into landmarks of the genre, discover innumerable lesser-known  Read more...

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Russian science fiction literature and cinema.
Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017050050
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anindita Banerjee; Darko Suvin
ISBN: 9781618117229 161811722X 9781618117236 1618117238
OCLC Number: 1007499942
Description: xvii, 380 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A possible strangeness: reading Russian science fiction on the page and the screen / Anindita Banerjee --
From utopian traditions to revolutionary dreams. The utopian tradition of Russian science fiction / Darko Suvin ; Red star: another look at Aleksandr Bogdanov / Mark B. Adams ; Generating power / Anindita Banerjee ; Imagining the cosmos: utopians, mystics, and the popular culture of spaceflight in revolutionary Russia / Asif A. Siddiqi --
Russia's roaring twenties. Soviet science fiction of the 1920s: explaining a literary genre in its political and social context / Dominic Esler ; The plural self: Zamiatin's We and the logic of synecdoche / Eliot Borenstein ; Science fiction of the domestic: Iakov Protazanov's Aelita / Andrew J. Horton ; Eugenics, rejuvenation, and Bulgakov's journey into the heart of dogness / Yvonne Howell --
From Stalin to Sputnik and beyond. Stalinism and the genesis of cosmonautics / Michael G. Smith ; Klushantsev: Russia's wizard of fantastika / Lynn Barker and Robert Skotak ; Towards the last fairy tale: the fairy-tale paradigm in the Strugatskys' science fiction, 1963-72 / Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr. ; Tarkovsky, Solaris, and Stalker / Stephen Dalton --
Futures at the end of utopia. Viktor Pelevin and literary postmodernism in Soviet Russia / Elana Gomel ; The forces of Kinship: Timur Bekmambetov's Night Watch cinematic trilogy / Vlad Strukov --
The antiuopia factory: the dystopian discourse in Russian literature in the mid-2000s / Aleksandr Chantsev.
Series Title: Cultural syllabus.
Responsibility: edited and introduced by Anindita Banerjee ; [contributors, Darko Suvin [and fifteen others]].

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