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Gorky’s Gulag

Michael David-Fox

in Showcasing the Great Experiment: Cultural Diplomacy and Western Visitors to the Soviet Union, 1921–1941

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199794577
eISBN:
9780199932245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794577.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter establishes how the writer Maxim Gorky's return to the Soviet Union from European exile in 1928 to become a chief architect of Stalinist culture was a watershed in the history of the ... More


Shots from Underground: Dialectics of Conspiratorial Imagination

Evgeny Dobrenko

in Stalinist Cinema and the Production of History: Museum of the Revolution

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634453
eISBN:
9780748653607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634453.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the Stalinist films and the dialectics of conspiratorial imagination. It reviews several Stalinist films, including The Great Citizen and Maxim's Youth, and suggests that they ... More


(Autobio/Bio/Hagio)graphy: Peshkov — Gorky — Donskoi

Evgeny Dobrenko

in Stalinist Cinema and the Production of History: Museum of the Revolution

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634453
eISBN:
9780748653607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634453.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the film Gorky Trilogy, directed by Mark Donskoi and based on the autobiography of Maxim Gorky. It suggests that Gorky's creation of a biography of a certain Alyosha Peshkov ... More


Three Mothers: Pudovkin — Donskoi — Panfilov

Evgeny Dobrenko

in Stalinist Cinema and the Production of History: Museum of the Revolution

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634453
eISBN:
9780748653607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634453.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the three film adaptations of Maxim Gorky's novel Mother. It compares the directorial styles of film directors Vsevolod Pudovkin, Mark Donskoi and Gleb Panfilov, and their ... 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


Prose and drama: Negotiations with history

Andrew Kahn, Mark Lipovetsky, Irina Reyfman, and Stephanie Sandler

in A History of Russian Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199663941
eISBN:
9780191770463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199663941.003.0036
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

A central theme of narrative prose and dramatic theater remained the conflict between an individual and society, increasingly specified as the clash of a man or woman with ongoing historical ... 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


‘Representing by Means of Scenes’: Translating Voices

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/9780748682812.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter looking at the treatment of voice in the translations, conceptualising translation as a form of ventriloquism or theatrical re-enactment of a text. It picks out examples of comic mimicry ... More


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