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Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations between Them

Tim Parks

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215366
eISBN:
9780300216738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215366.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The author of this book has long been fascinated by the complicated relationship between an author's life and work, and began exploring the underlying values and patterns that guide authors in both ... More


Nikita Mikhalkov: European but Not Western?

Condee Nancy

in The Imperial Trace: Recent Russian Cinema

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195366761
eISBN:
9780199867394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366761.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Mikhalkov’s films constitute Russian cinema’s most ambitious reclamation project. While several films, including 12, address contemporary subjects, his work more typically crafts an elegiac and ... More


From Realism to ‘Impressionism’

Roger Keys

in The Reluctant Modernist: Andrei Belyi and the Development of Russian Fiction, 1902-1914

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151609
eISBN:
9780191672767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151609.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter examines briefly the development of the Russian realist novel genre and its significance in the eyes of both the reading public and of the writers themselves. It then examines the ... More


Lyricism, Fiction, and the Transcendent

Roger Keys

in The Reluctant Modernist: Andrei Belyi and the Development of Russian Fiction, 1902-1914

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151609
eISBN:
9780191672767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151609.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

The problem of evolving an adequate definition of literary impressionism has been investigated by J. W. Mains, who distinguishes two main areas in critical usage. The first corresponds to ‘unmediated ... More


Katherine Mansfield and Russia

Galya Diment, Gerri Kimber, and W. Todd Martin (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474426138
eISBN:
9781474438681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474426138.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

It is hard to overestimate how huge the “Russian influence” was on both Mansfield’s craft as a short story writer and her life choices, including, even, whom she most trusted to treat her ... More


Intimate Irritations: Living with Chekhov at the Dacha

Melissa L. Caldwell

in Dacha Idylls: Living Organically in Russia's Countryside

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262843
eISBN:
9780520947870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262843.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter investigates the significance of place to the dacha experience. Anton Chekhov truly understood and best captured the nature of dacha life in all of its intensely visceral, passionate, ... More


The Edge of Chaos

Nat Segaloff

in Arthur Penn: American Director

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129761
eISBN:
9780813135502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129761.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The golden age of television was not meant to last. It first served as a marketing ploy arranged by the television networks so that people would buy television sets, and it was also used to grant ... More


Toward a Typology of “Debut” Narratives: Babel, Nabokov, and Others

Alexander Zholkovsky

in The Enigma of Isaac Babel: Biography, History, Context

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759038
eISBN:
9780804773331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759038.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter sketches out a framework of invariant parameters that inform fictionalized treatments of “creative debuts,” drawing primarily on Nabokov's “First Poem” and Babel's “My First Fee”/“Answer ... More


Performance as the Distribution of Life: From Aeschylus to Chekhov to VJing via Deleuze and Guattari

Andrew Murphie

in Deleuze and Performance

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635030
eISBN:
9780748652587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635030.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter aims to establish the relation between contemporary VJing and the works of Anton Chekhov and Aeschylus through the philosophical thoughts of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari. It ... More


Innovation Within Stagnation, 1964–1984

Laurence Senelick and Sergei Ostrovsky

in The Soviet Theater: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300194760
eISBN:
9780300211351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300194760.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes events in the history of Soviet theater and arts from 1917 to 1919. The period known as Stagnation—owing to the smug, stolid, and increasingly arteriosclerotic leadership of ... More


Chekhov and the Tragic

K. M. Newton

in Modern Literature and the Tragic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748636730
eISBN:
9780748652082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636730.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the work of Chekhov. He is very aware of the tragic in his writing. Though Hamlet would seem to be the most important tragedy for Chekhov — it is clearly a significant presence ... More


Anton Chekhov

Tim Parks

in Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations between Them

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215366
eISBN:
9780300216738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215366.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the tension between involvement and withdrawal that characterized so much of Anton Chekhov's life and work, as well as the milieu in which he lived and the way he positioned ... More


The Jewish Persona in the European Imagination: A Case of Russian Literature

Leonid Livak

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770552
eISBN:
9780804775625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770552.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book proposes that the idea of the Jews in European cultures has little to do with actual Jews, but rather is derived from the conception of Jews as Christianity's paradigmatic Other, eternally ... More


The Onslaught of Civilization

Ethan Pollock

in Without the Banya We Would Perish: A History of the Russian Bathhouse

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780195395488
eISBN:
9780190051662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195395488.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

Despite the concerns of doctors about the horrendous conditions in them, banyas remained popular with a broad spectrum of the population. The banya became a battleground on which the process of the ... More


Jealousy, Illness, and Diary Rescue

Barbara Lounsberry

in Virginia Woolf's Modernist Path: Her Middle Diaries and the Diaries She Read

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813062952
eISBN:
9780813051833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062952.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Can a diary help heal and restore? Emphatically. In her 1921 diary Woolf faces two foes. The first is physical and mental exhaustion, a danger that will arise periodically across her life. In 1921, ... More


. ‘High Art’ Locally: The Screen Adaptations of Iug-Film

Maria Vinogradova

in Small-Gauge Storytelling: Discovering the Amateur Fiction Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748656349
eISBN:
9780748684274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748656349.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Amateur film studio “Yug-Film” existed in the remote Russian town of Buguruslan for about four decades from 1957. During the years of its existence Yug-Film produced over 15 films, eight of them ... More


My Ballets (Continued)

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0043
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya reflects on her five decades as a ballerina. She marked her fiftieth year in the ballet world by dancing The Madwoman of Chaillot in the French city of Rennes in ... More


The Master of Short Forms

Gene H. Bell-Villada

in García Márquez: The Man and His Work

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833513
eISBN:
9781469604473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895382_bell-villada.14
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

García Márquez was in his own right a master of the short story even before his novel came out. His narratives can be likened to works of Chekhov, Joyce, and Alice Munro. García Márquez cites his ... More


Unknown Languages and Unruly Selves: Thinking through Translation

Claire Davison

in Translation as Collaboration: Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield and S.S. Koteliansky

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748682812
eISBN:
9781474400978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682812.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter begins by looking at how the three writers defined and engaged with translation individually, linking translation with the code-switching games and ‘translational encounters’ inscribed ... More


Through the opaque veil: the Gothic and death in Russian realism

Katherine Bowers

in The Gothic and Death

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784992699
eISBN:
9781526124050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992699.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines nineteenth-century Russian writers who drew on the Gothic in order to explore the experience of death, existential terror, and the possibility of an afterlife within the bounds ... More


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