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Marginality in the Mainstream, Lesbian Love in the Third Person

Emily Van Buskirk

in Lydia Ginzburg's Prose: Reality in Search of Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166797
eISBN:
9781400873777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166797.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter undertakes a treatment of the rhetoric of personal pronouns in Ginzburg's writings on love and sexuality, drawing on Michael Lucey's study of the first person in twentieth-century French ... More


The Poetics of Desk-Drawer Notebooks

Emily Van Buskirk

in Lydia Ginzburg's Prose: Reality in Search of Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166797
eISBN:
9781400873777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166797.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses the heterogeneity and flexibility of Ginzburg's notebooks, examining what happens when a “note” (zapis') migrates from one composition to another and acquires new neighbors. It ... More


Introduction

Emily Van Buskirk

in Lydia Ginzburg's Prose: Reality in Search of Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166797
eISBN:
9781400873777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166797.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This introductory chapter begins with a review of the works of Lydia Ginzburg. Ginzburg came of age soon after the Revolutions of 1917 as the most talented student of the Russian Formalists. For ... More


Passing Characters

Emily Van Buskirk

in Lydia Ginzburg's Prose: Reality in Search of Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166797
eISBN:
9781400873777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166797.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter focuses on Ginzburg's notes about others. In particular, it examines her character analyses from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1970s, where she tries to explain history through character and ... More


Writing the Self after the Crisis of Individualism: Distancing and Moral Evaluation

Emily Van Buskirk

in Lydia Ginzburg's Prose: Reality in Search of Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166797
eISBN:
9781400873777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166797.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter explains the concept of post-individualist prose as a pointed departure from nineteenth-century Realism. This is a fragmentary, documentary literature that restricts itself to the realm ... More


Transformations of Experience: Around and Behind

Emily Van Buskirk

in Lydia Ginzburg's Prose: Reality in Search of Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166797
eISBN:
9781400873777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166797.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter treats Notes of a Blockade Person, a heterogeneous narrative in multiple parts that is not only Ginzburg's most important and famous “single” work, but also her most misinterpreted in ... More


Conclusion Sustaining a Human Image

Emily Van Buskirk

in Lydia Ginzburg's Prose: Reality in Search of Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166797
eISBN:
9781400873777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166797.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter summarizes key themes and presents some final thoughts. This book, while drawing on Ginzburg's own theories of in-between prose, has aimed to shed light on unexpected relationships among ... More


Lydia Ginzburg's Prose: Reality in Search of Literature

Emily Van Buskirk

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166797
eISBN:
9781400873777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166797.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The Russian writer Lydia Ginzburg (1902–90) is best known for her Notes from the Leningrad Blockade and for influential critical studies, such as On Psychological Prose, investigating the problem of ... More


Personalities in Pairs

Mark Mazullo

in Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300149432
eISBN:
9780300149449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300149432.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter focuses on the Twenty-Four Preludes and Fugues, Opus 87, which illustrate Shostakovich's own possession of the extraordinary expressive-communicative gifts described by Lydia Ginzburg. ... More


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