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Author Masing-Delic, I. (Irene)

Title Exotic Moscow under Western eyes / Irene Masing-Delic.

Imprint Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2009.


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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 245 pages)
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Series Cultural revolutions : Russia in the twentieth century
Cultural revolutions.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-240) and index.
Contents The music of ecstasy and the picture of harmony : Nietzsche's Dionysus and Apollo in Turgenev's "Song of triumphant love" -- A change of gender roles : the Pygmalion motif in Jane Austen's Emma and Ivan Goncharov's Oblomov -- Clairvoyant mothers and erring sons : Dostoevsky's Crime and punishment and Conrad's Under Western eyes -- Rescuing culture from civilization : Gorky, Gogol, Sologub and the Mediterranean model -- The "castrator" Rogozhin and the "castrate" Smerdiakov : incarnations of Dostoevsky's 'devil-bearing' people? -- Who are the Tatars in Alexander Bolk's The homeland? : the East in the literary-ideological discourse of the Russian symbolists -- Gothic historiosophy : the Pani Katerina story in Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago -- Larissa-Lolita, or catharsis and dolor, in the artist-novels Doktor Zhivago and Lolita -- Survival of the superfluous: doubling and mimicry in Nabokov's Podvig-Glory -- Moscow in the tropics : exotica in Valerii Briusov's early urban poetry.
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Language English.
Note This work is licensed under a Creative Commons license
Summary This collection of essays on Turgenev, Goncharov, Conrad, Dostoevsky, Blok, Briusov, Gor'kii, Pasternak and Nabokov represents diverse voices but is also unified. One invariant is the recurring distinction between "culture" and "civilization" and the vision of Russia as the bearer of culture because it is "barbaric." Another stance advocates the synthesis of "sense and sensibility" and the vision of "Apollo" and "Dionysus" creating a "civilized culture" together. Those voices that delight in the artificiality of civilization are complemented by those apprehensive of the dangers inherent in barbarism. This collection thus adds new perspectives to the much-debated opposition of vital Russia and a declining West, offering novel interpretations of classics from Oblomov to Lolita and The Idiot to Doctor Zhivago.
Note This work is licensed under a Creative Commons license
Subject Russian literature -- History and criticism.
National characteristics, Russian, in literature.
Russia -- In literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Russian & Former Soviet Union.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Semiotics & Theory.
Literary studies: general.
Literature. (OCoLC)fst00999953
National characteristics, Russian, in literature. (OCoLC)fst01033506
Russian literature. (OCoLC)fst01102312
Russia. (OCoLC)fst01207312
Chronological Term Geschichte 1800-2000
Indexed Term Conrad
Literary Criticism
Russian literature
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Electronic book.
Other Form: Print version: Masing-Delic, I. (Irene). Exotic Moscow under Western eyes. Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2009 (DLC) 2009002850 (OCoLC)300463088
ISBN 9781618111364 (electronic bk.)
1618111361 (electronic bk.)
9781618118516 (electronic bk.)
161811851X (electronic bk.)
9781934843406 (electronic bk.)
1934843407 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000051566706
DEBBG BV043150585
DEBBG BV044094547
DEBSZ 421358858
HEBIS 286893967
NZ1 14167364

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