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Author Bethea, David M., 1948-

Title The superstitious muse : thinking Russian literature mythopoetically / David M. Bethea.

Imprint Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2009.


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Description 1 online resource (430 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 and index.
Summary For several decades David Bethea has written authoritatively on the "mythopoetic thinking" that lies at the heart of classical Russian literature, especially Russian poetry. His theoretically informed essays and books have made a point of turning back to issues of intentionality and biography at a time when authorial agency seems under threat of "erasure" and the question of how writers, and poets in particular, live their lives through their art is increasingly moot. The lichnost' (personhood, psychic totality) of the given writer is all-important, argues Bethea, as it is that which combines the specifically biographical and the capaciously mythical in verbal units that speak simultaneously to different planes of being. Pushkin's Evgeny can be one incarnation of the poet himself and an Everyman rising up to challenge Peter's new world order; Brodsky can be, all at once, Dante and Mandelstam and himself, the exile paying an Orphic visit to Florence.
Contents Russian literature : background, foreground, creative cognition -- Pushkin the poet, Pushkin the thinker --Reading Russian writers reading themselves and others.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Subject Russian literature -- History and criticism.
Mythology in literature.
Superstition in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Russian & Former Soviet Union.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Russian & Former Soviet Union.
Mythology in literature. (OCoLC)fst01031717
Russian literature. (OCoLC)fst01102312
Superstition in literature. (OCoLC)fst01139036
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Other Form: Print version: Bethea, David M., 1948- Superstitious muse. Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2009 (DLC) 2009039325
ISBN 1618110128 (electronic bk.)
9781618110121 (electronic bk.)
9781618116789 (electronic bk.)
1618116789 (electronic bk.)

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