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Author Lipovetski, M. N. (Mark Naumovich)

Title Charms of the cynical reason [electronic resource] : the trickster's transformations in Soviet and post-Soviet culture / Mark Lipovetsky.

Imprint Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 296 p. : ill.
Series Cultural revolutions: Russia in the twentieth century
Cultural revolutions.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-288) and index.
Contents 1. At The Heart Of Soviet Civilization: The meaning of the trickster trope; The trickster's politics; The trickster trope and the Soviet subjectivity; Cynical or kynical? -- 2. Khulio Khurenito: the Trickster's Revolution: Modernizing the trickster; The method: overidentification; Why did Khurenito decide to die? -- 3. Ostap Bender: the King Is Born: Ostap as trickster; Social schizophrenia; A kynical king of the cynics -- 4. Buratino: the Utopia of a Free Marionette: Buratino as a mediator; Buratino as an artist; Buratino as a cynic -- 5. Venichka: a Tragic Trickster: The trickster as the underground author; Rituals of expenditure; "I Will Not Explain to You Who Were These Four ..." -- 6. Tricksters In Disguise: The Trickster's Transformations In The Soviet Film Of The 1960s-70s: "Reformed" tricksters in the comedies of the 70s-80s: Gaidai's Tricksters; Riazanov's Detochkin; Daneliia's Buzykin; The art of alibi: Stierlitz as the Soviet intelligent : Who are you working for?; The Imperial Mediator; Stierlitz's Afterlife -- 7. Splitting The Trickster: Pelevin's Shape-Shifters: The society of shape-shifters; Genealogy of the heroine; A fairytale about shape-shifters; The trickster's magic/politics: a bifurcation point; Cynic versus kynic.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Russian fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Tricksters in literature.
Tricksters in motion pictures.
Motion pictures -- Soviet Union -- History.
Motion pictures -- Russia (Federation) -- History -- 20th century.
Literature and society -- Soviet Union -- History.
Literature and society -- Russia (Federation) -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9781934843451 (hardback alk. paper)
1934843458 (hardback alk. paper)
9781618111357 (e-book)

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