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Author Emerson, Caryl.

Title All the same the words don't go away : essays on authors, heroes, aesthetics, and stage adaptations from the Russian tradition / Caryl Emerson.

Imprint Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2011.


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Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 422 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.
Contents Preface / Caryl Emerson -- Great art should slow us down : zparticipative thinkingy in the world and as the world of Caryl Emerson / David Bethea -- I. On Mikhail Bakhtin : (Dialogue, Carnival, the Bakhtin Wars) -- Polyphony and the carnivalesque : introducing the terms -- The early philosophical essays -- Coming to terms with Carnival -- Gasparov and Bakhtin -- II. On the master workers : (Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy) -- Four Pushkin biographies -- Pushkin’s Tatiana -- Pushkin’s Boris Godunov -- George Steiner on Tolstoy or Dostoevsky -- Tolstoy and Dostoevsky on evil-doing -- Kundera on not liking Dostoevsky -- Parini on Tolstoy, with a postscript on Tolstoy, Shakespeare, and the performing arts -- Chekhov and the Annas -- III. Musicalizing the literary classics : (Musorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Prokofiev) -- Foreword to Richard Taruskin’s Essays on Musorgsky – From zBoris Godunovy to zKhovanshchinay -- Tumanov on Maria Olenina-D’Alheim -- Tchaikovsky’s Tatiana -- Little operas to Pushkin’s little tragedies -- Playbill to Prokofiev’s zWar and peacey at the Met – Shostakovich’s zLady Macbeth of Mtsensky – Princeton University’s Boris Godunov – yEugene Oneginy on the Stalinist stage -- In conclusion.
Summary All the Same the Words Don't Go Away brings together twenty-five years of essays and reviews, linked loosely by three themes. First is the creative potential inherent in transposing classic literary texts into other genres or media (operatic, dramatic) and the responsibilities, if any, that govern the transposer, audience, and critic. The practice of transposition, however, gives rise to a creative conflict: is there a limit to the amount of ornamentation, pressure, or dilution to which the "mediated" word can be subject? Finally, the more polemical of the essays included here are structured on the Bakhtinian notion of coexisting "plausibilities" and points of view. What a carnival approach can uncover in Pushkin that might have surprised and even pleased the poet, what a libretto or play script brings out that the "true original" hides: here the work of the creator and the critic co-exist in exhilarating ways that respect the competencies of each. --Book Jacket.
Note This work is licensed under a Creative Commons license
Subject Russian literature -- History and criticism.
Russian literature -- Adaptations -- History and criticism.
Littérature russe -- Histoire et critique.
Literary studies: general
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Russian & Former Soviet Union.
DRAMA -- Russian & Former Soviet Union.
Russian literature. (OCoLC)fst01102312
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Other Form: Print version: Emerson, Caryl. All the same the words don't go away. Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2011 (DLC) 2010047494
ISBN 9781618111289 (electronic bk.)
1618111280 (electronic bk.)
9781618118479 (electronic bk.)
1618118471 (electronic bk.)
9781934843819 (electronic bk.)
1934843814 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000053277332
DEBBG BV043085572
DEBSZ 424617137
HEBIS 29983378X
NZ1 14257272

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