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 The Imaginary Caucasus

Charles King

in The Ghost of Freedom: A History of the Caucasus

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195177756
eISBN:
9780199870127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177756.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

As the Caucasus was being conquered by the Russian empire, images of the Caucasus as a place were being consolidated in the imagination of both Russians and westerners. The poetry and prose of ... More


He Fell, Slandered by Rumour

Paul W. Werth

in 1837: Russia's Quiet Revolution

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198826354
eISBN:
9780191865305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826354.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Recounting the famous duel in January 1837 that killed Russia’s greatest poet, Alexander Pushkin, this chapter identifies this episode as one of the most important events of 1837 and indeed in ... More


Eugene Onegin in the Age of Realism

Boris Gasparov

in Five Operas and a Symphony: Word and Music in Russian Culture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106503
eISBN:
9780300133165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106503.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines Pyotr Ilyich's opera Eugene Onegin, which is based on Alexander Pushkin's novel. It suggests that though there were criticisms on the opera's occasional mishandling of Pushkin's ... More


Farewell to the Enchanted Garden: Pushkin, Glinka's Ruslan and Ludmila, and Nicholas's Russia

Boris Gasparov

in Five Operas and a Symphony: Word and Music in Russian Culture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106503
eISBN:
9780300133165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106503.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines Mikhail Glinka's Ruslan and Ludmila which was based on Alexander Pushkin's epic poem. It suggests that while the opera contains superb pieces including the Persian chorus, the ... More


Before the Provinces: Pastoral and Anti-Pastoral in Pushkin’s Countryside

Anne Lounsbery

in Life Is Elsewhere: Symbolic Geography in the Russian Provinces, 1800-1917

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501747915
eISBN:
9781501747946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747915.003.0002
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter illustrates how Alexander Pushkin's provinces are simply not provincial in the sense that later writers' are. And while his vision of Russian space was to resonate powerfully with ... More


Russian Orientalism: Asia in the Russian Mind from Peter the Great to the Emigration

David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110630
eISBN:
9780300162899
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110630.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The West has been accused of seeing the East in a hostile and deprecatory light, as the legacy of nineteenth-century European imperialism. This book examines Russian thinking about the Orient before ... More


Poet, Genius, and Hero

Nina L. Khrushcheva

in Imagining Nabokov: Russia Between Art and Politics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108866
eISBN:
9780300148244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108866.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the lives and work of Nabokov and Pushkin. It considers Nabokov's admiration for poet Osip Mandelshtam and the affinity between Nabokov and Mandelshtam as artists and men. It ... More


Inspiration

Duncan White

in Nabokov and his Books: Between Late Modernism and the Literary Marketplace

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198737629
eISBN:
9780191801051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737629.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

For Nabokov the creative process begins with a vision of the book he is to write in some pre-existing state, something he described in his key lecture-turned-essay ‘The Creative Writer’. In this ... More


Lost in a Symbolist City: Multiple Chronotopes in Chaikovsky's The Queen of Spades

Boris Gasparov

in Five Operas and a Symphony: Word and Music in Russian Culture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106503
eISBN:
9780300133165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106503.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines Pyotr Ilyich Chaikovsky's opera The Queen of Spades, which was based on Alexander Pushkin's short story. It identifies the symbolist and expressionist traits in the opera and ... More


The Bronze Horseman: Falconet's Monument to Peter the Great

Alexander M. Schenker

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300097122
eISBN:
9780300128949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300097122.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book is a comprehensive treatment of the most consequential work of art ever to be executed in Russia: the equestrian monument to Peter the Great, or The Bronze Horseman, as it has come to be ... More


The Music of 1877

Roland John Wiley

in Tchaikovsky

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195368925
eISBN:
9780199852468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368925.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

That Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky composed two of his greatest works in 1877 speaks to the separation of his artistic and worldly spheres, a phenomenon he later described to Nadezhda von Meck in 1878. ... More


Epilogue: Nabokov as the Pushkin of the Twenty-first Century

Nina L. Khrushcheva

in Imagining Nabokov: Russia Between Art and Politics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108866
eISBN:
9780300148244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108866.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines Nabokov as the Pushkin of the twenty-first century. Russian literature in its contemporary sense did not exist before Pushkin, that is, there were odes, ballads, poems, but no ... More


in B-flat Major, op. 84

Boris Berman

in Prokofiev's Piano Sonatas: A Guide for the Listener and the Performer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300114904
eISBN:
9780300145007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300114904.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The last of the “War Sonatas,” the Eighth Sonata is the most expansive of Prokofiev's sonatas. By the time it was completed, the outcome of the war had become clear. This may explain both the ... More


1837: Russia's Quiet Revolution

Paul W. Werth

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198826354
eISBN:
9780191865305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826354.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Historians often think of Russia before the 1860s in terms of conservative stasis, when the ‘gendarme of Europe’ secured order beyond the country’s borders and entrenched the autocratic system at ... More


Introduction

Paul W. Werth

in 1837: Russia's Quiet Revolution

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198826354
eISBN:
9780191865305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826354.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

To know Russia, you really have to understand 1837. That is the main message of this intriguing and unusual book. In ten chapters ranging from culture and ideas to empire and industry, it paints a ... More


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