Contemporary Russian Satire: A Genre Study

Contemporary Russian Satire: A Genre Study

by Karen L. Ryan-Hayes
     
 

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This wide-ranging study presents an examination of the extraordinary diversity and range of satirical writing in contemporary Russian literature. Through the close analysis of seminal satirical texts written by five Russian and emigr'e authors in the 1970s and 1980s, Karen Ryan-Hayes demonstrates that formal and thematic parody is pervasive and that it provides

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This wide-ranging study presents an examination of the extraordinary diversity and range of satirical writing in contemporary Russian literature. Through the close analysis of seminal satirical texts written by five Russian and emigr'e authors in the 1970s and 1980s, Karen Ryan-Hayes demonstrates that formal and thematic parody is pervasive and that it provides additional levels of meaning in contemporary Russian satire.The author focuses on different sub-genres of satire and offers practical criticism on each text.

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"I highly recommend this book for advanced undergraduate courses in Russian and world literature, and also for specialists." Valerie Z. Nollan, The Russian Review

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ISBN-13:
9780521026260
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Russian Literature Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

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