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Into Hostile Territory: Holland and Russia (1840–2)

Wendy S. Mercer

in The Life and Travels of Xavier Marmier (1808-1892): Bringing World Literature to France

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263884
eISBN:
9780191734830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263884.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Only a few months after his return from Spitzbergen, Marmier's next journey took him to Holland on a mission for Charles de Rémusat, who at that time was Ministre de l'Intérieur. The mandate from ... More


The Public’s Russia

KEITH NEILSON

in Britain and the Last Tsar: British Policy and Russia, 1894-1917

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204701
eISBN:
9780191676369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204701.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses public and popular views of Russian life, literature, and culture. Although there was generally a public revulsion against anarchists and nihilists, this was tempered by a ... More


Diary, 1901–1969

Kornei Chukovsky

in Diary, 1901-1969

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106114
eISBN:
9780300137972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106114.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This is an abridged version of Kornei Chukovsky's diary, a voluminous document spanning seven decades and three generations (1901–1969), beginning in pre-revolutionary Russia and encompassing almost ... More


Reading Russian: Russian Studies and the Literary Canon

Beasley Rebecca

in Russia in Britain, 1880-1940: From Melodrama to Modernism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199660865
eISBN:
9780191757761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660865.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The Russian literary canon for English readers is usually assumed to be the creation of a small number of amateur translators. But what was the role of the growing professional and academic Russian ... More


The Reign of Alexander I, 1801–1825

Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

in Russian Identities: A Historical Survey

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195156508
eISBN:
9780199868230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156508.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter describes Alexander I's reign as one that manifested the culmination of the Age of Reason, of the Enlightenment in Russia, inaugurated by Peter the Great and developed for a century. It ... More


Russians and “Others”: The Text as Territory

Kathleen Parthé

in Russia's Dangerous Texts: Politics Between the Lines

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300098518
eISBN:
9780300138221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300098518.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines how the literary canon in Russia came to be perceived as national territory and property to be defended not so much from external threats as from aliens within. It suggests that ... More


The End of Soviet Literature and the Last Dangerous Text …

Kathleen Parthé

in Russia's Dangerous Texts: Politics Between the Lines

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300098518
eISBN:
9780300138221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300098518.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the end of the so-called dangerous text in Russian literature. It evaluates the whether the ten beliefs about the literature–state relationship and the paradigm for the ... More


A History of Russian Women's Writing 1820–1992

Catriona Kelly

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159643
eISBN:
9780191673665
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159643.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Russian women's writing is now attracting enormous interest both in the West and in Russia itself. Written from a feminist perspective, this book combines a broad historical survey with close textual ... More


Thinned and Diluted: Babel in Published Russian Literature of the Soviet Period

Marietta Chudakova

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/9780804759038.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter presents a fascinating view of Babel's evolution as a writer and stylist in his interaction with the body of Russian and Soviet Russian literature. Contrary to the prevailing view of ... More


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

Claire Davison

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748682812
eISBN:
9781474400978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682812.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This book focuses on the considerable but neglected body of works translated by S. S. Koteliansky from 1919–1923 in collaboration with Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield. Close-readings and broad ... More


Venedikt Yerofeev, Moscow–Petushki (1970): self and others

Steven Earnshaw

in The existential drinker

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780719099618
eISBN:
9781526141934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099618.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In Venedikt Yerofeev’s Moscow Stations the character Venichka, a version of the author, takes an increasingly surreal train ride towards Petushki, a town at the end of a Moscow line which he believes ... More


Nabokov’s Transition from Russian to English: Repudiation or Evolution?

Brain Boyd

in Stalking Nabokov

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158572
eISBN:
9780231530293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158572.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines Vladimir Nabokov's switch from Russian fiction to the English literary tradition. It first considers Alexander Dolinin's “strong” reading of Nabokov's career; Dolinin ... More


The Child's Eye: Isaac Babel's Innovations in Narration in Russian-Jewish, American, and European Literary Contexts

Zsuzsa Hetényi

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/9780804759038.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The narrative method of the child's eye, reflecting the dual identity of succeeding generations, is a phenomenon that seems to be the most outstanding achievement of the Jewish literature of ... 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


Introduction: The Western Wall of Russian Literature

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

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770552
eISBN:
9780804775625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770552.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the imagination and depiction of the Jewish persona in Russian literature. The book explores the representation of Jews in ... More


Introduction

in Music from a Speeding Train: Jewish Literature in Post-Revolution Russia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774437
eISBN:
9780804779043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774437.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book studies Jewish literature and culture by situating authors from Isaac Babel and David Bergelson to Osip Mandelshtam, Perets Markish, Dina Rubina, and Inna Lesovaia in the same literary ... More


Russia's Dangerous Texts: Politics Between the Lines

Kathleen F. Parthé

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300098518
eISBN:
9780300138221
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300098518.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book examines the ways that writers and their works unnerved and irritated Russia's authoritarian rulers both before and after the Revolution. The author identifies ten historically powerful ... More


Introduction: Reading the Russians, or Translation as Explanation

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/9780748682812.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This introduction contextualises the collaborative translations, recalling the climate of ‘Russian Fever’ in London’s early-twentieth-century intellectual circles, and the biographical setting. It ... More


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

Anne Lounsbery

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501747915
eISBN:
9781501747946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747915.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book shows how nineteenth-century Russian literature created an imaginary place called “the provinces”—a place at once homogeneous, static, anonymous, and symbolically opposed to Petersburg and ... More


Russomania: Russian culture and the creation of British modernism, 1881-1922

Rebecca Beasley

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198802129
eISBN:
9780191840531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802129.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, World Literature

Russomania: Russian Culture and the Creation of British Modernism provides a new account of modernist literature’s emergence in Britain. British writers played a central role in the dissemination of ... More


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