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Author Griffiths, Frederick T.

Title Epic and the Russian novel : from Gogol to Pasternak / Frederick T. Griffiths and Stanley J. Rabinowitz.

Imprint Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2011.


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Description 1 online resource (236 pages)
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Series Studies in Russian and Slavic literatures, cultures and history
Studies in Russian and Slavic literatures, cultures and history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-230) and index.
Summary "Epic and the Russian Novel from Gogol to Pasternak examines the origin of the nineteen- century Russian novel and challenges the Lukács-Bakhtin theory of epic. By removing the Russian novel from its European context, the authors reveal that it developed as a means of reconnecting the narrative form with its origins in classical and Christian epic in a way that expressed the Russian desire to renew and restore ancient spirituality. Through this methodology, Griffiths and Rabinowitz dispute Bakhtin's classification of epic as a monophonic and dead genre whose time has passed. Due to its grand themes and cultural centrality, the epic is the form most suited to newcomers or cultural outsiders seeking legitimacy through appropriation of the past. Through readings of Gogol's Dead Souls--a uniquely problematic work, and one which Bakhtin argued was novelistic rather than epic--Dostoevsky's Brothers Karamazov, Pasternak's Dr. Zhivago, and Tolstoy's War and Peace, this book redefines "epic."
Contents Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Preface -- 1. Epic and Novel -- 2. Gogol in Rome -- 3. Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov -- 4. Tolstoy and Homer -- 5. Doctor Zhivago and the Tradition of National Epic -- 6. Stalin and the Death of the Epic: Mikhail Bakhtin, Nadezhda Mandelstam, Boris Pasternak -- Index
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Language English.
Subject Russian fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Russian fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Epic literature, Russian -- History and criticism.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Russian & Former Soviet Union.
Epic literature, Russian. (OCoLC)fst00913773
Russian fiction. (OCoLC)fst01102012
Rysk skönlitteratur -- historia -- 1800-talet -- 1900-talet.
Epik -- historia -- Ryssland.
Chronological Term 1800-1999
Indexed Term Arts.
Literary Criticism.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Added Author Rabinowitz, Stanley J.
Other Form: Print version: Griffiths, Frederick T. Epic and the Russian novel. Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2011 (DLC) 2011006283
ISBN 9781618111272 (electronic bk.)
1618111272 (electronic bk.)
9781618116826 (electronic bk.)
1618116827 (electronic bk.)
9781936235537 (hardback alk. paper)
1936235536 (hardback ; alk. paper)
Standard No. ebc3110440
AU@ 000051566537
DEBBG BV043141477
DEBBG BV044094586
DEBSZ 421358890
CHVBK 529964015
CHNEW 001021658
GBVCP 1030561664
AU@ 000069442734

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