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Book/Printed Material Russians abroad : literary and cultural politics of diaspora (1919-1939)

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Title

  • Russians abroad : literary and cultural politics of diaspora (1919-1939)

Summary

  • "The book presents an array of perspectives on the vivid cultural and literary politics that marked the period immediately after the October Revolution of 1917, when Russian writers had to relocate to Berlin and Paris under harsh conditions. Divided amongst themselves and uncertain about the political and artistic directions of life in the diaspora, these writers carried on two simultaneous literary dialogues: with the emerging Soviet Union and with the dizzying world of European modernism that surrounded them in the West. Chapters address generational differences, literary polemics and experimentation, the heritage of pre-October Russian modernism, and the fate of individual writers and critics, offering a sweeping view of how exiles created a literary diaspora. The discussion moves beyond Russian studies to contribute to today's broad, cross-cultural study of the creative side of political and cultural displacement."--P. [4] of cover.

Names

  • Slobin, Greta Nachtailer.
  • Clark, Katerina.
  • Condee, Nancy.
  • Slobin, Dan Isaac, 1939-
  • Slobin, Mark.

Created / Published

  • Brighton, MA : Academic Studies Press, 2013.

Contents

  • Introduction : the October split and its consequences -- part I. Defining émigré borders and missions in the twenties. Border-crossings in postrevolutionary exile (1919-1924) : the embrace of Shklovskian "estrangement" -- Language, history, ideology : Tsvetaeva, Remizov -- Double exposure in exile writing : Khodasevich, Teffi, Bunin, Nabokov -- pt. II. Diaspora : the classical literary canon and its evolutions. The battle for the modernists' Gogol : Bely and Remizov -- Sirin/Dostoevsky and the question of Russian modernism in emigration -- Russia abroad champions Turgenev's legacy -- pt. III. Modernism and the diaspora's quest for literary identity. Modernism/modernity in the postrevolutionary diaspora -- Double consciousness and bilingualism in Aleksei Remizov's story "The industrial horseshoe" and the literary journal Chisla -- pt. IV. Epilogue : the first-wave diaspora in the post-war years. The shift from the old world to the new -- "Homecoming" -- Greta Slobin : bio-bibliography.

Headings

  • -  Exiles' writings, Russian--History and criticism
  • -  Literature and state--Russia
  • -  Literature and state--Soviet Union
  • -  Russian literature--20th century--History and criticism

Notes

  • -  Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-245) and index.
  • -  Description based on print version record; resource not viewed.

Medium

  • 1 electronic resource (255 pages )

Call Number/Physical Location

  • PG3022

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2020715247

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  • Unrestricted online access

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  • pdf

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Chicago citation style:

Slobin, Greta Nachtailer, Katerina Clark, Nancy Condee, Dan Isaac Slobin, and Mark Slobin. Russians Abroad: Literary and Cultural Politics of Diaspora -1939. Brighton, MA: Academic Studies Press, 2013. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2020715247/.

APA citation style:

Slobin, G. N., Clark, K., Condee, N., Slobin, D. I. & Slobin, M. (2013) Russians Abroad: Literary and Cultural Politics of Diaspora -1939. Brighton, MA: Academic Studies Press. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2020715247/.

MLA citation style:

Slobin, Greta Nachtailer, et al. Russians Abroad: Literary and Cultural Politics of Diaspora -1939. Brighton, MA: Academic Studies Press, 2013. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2020715247/>.