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An Anthology of Russian Literature from Earliest Writings to Modern Fiction: Introduction to a Culture with CDROM

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Publisher Comments:

- introduces Russian literature from the Igor Tale to village prose

- integrates literature into the larger fabric of history, culture, and the arts

- presents both new and classic translations, with helpful annotations

- elucidates historical and cultural contexts and thematic continuities and variations

- features useful resource guides to related works in all media

- includes an interactive multimedia CD with a background narrative, historical and biographical information, and vivid excerpts from great performances of Russian film, music, dance, theater, and graphic arts

Book News Annotation:

Rzhevsky (European languages, literature, and culture, Stony Brook University) presents an anthology of tales, stories, poems, songs, and excerpts from novels and plays, which offers an introduction to Russian literature from the Igor Tale to twentieth-century works. The readings are divided into six sections: cultural beginnings, the emerging self, search for identity, subversions of secularization, new aesthetic language, and Soviet culture and beyond. Each group of readings is introduced in an illustrated essay evoking the times in which the authors lived, the themes that engaged them, and the representations of those same themes in other media--in Rublev's icons, Mousorgsky's operas, Meyerhold's theater, Prokifiev's symphonies, Fokine's choreography, or Kandinsky's paintings. An interactive, multimedia CD-ROM is included, which contains numerous examples of painting, sculpture, architecture, dance, music, and opera. An index is not provided.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

"Provides an introduction to a vast national culture, covering the 10th to the 20th centuries. ... The range of selections in this ambitious book is thoughtful. Recommended". — Library Journal

"One of the most comprehensive anthologies of Russian literature in English ever published, in terms of its chronological span and inclusion of genres". — British East-West Journal

Product Details

ISBN:
9780765612465
Editor:
Rzhevsky, Nicholas
Other:
Rzhevsky, Nicholas
Editor:
Rzhevsky, Nicholas
Author:
Rzhevsky, Nicholas
Publisher:
M.E. Sharpe
Subject:
Russian & Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Russian literature
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20141031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
587
Dimensions:
8.90x6.20x1.75 in. 2.05 lbs.
Age Level:
18-18

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"One of the most comprehensive anthologies of Russian literature in English ever published, in terms of its chronological span and inclusion of genres". — British East-West Journal

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