Iurii Trifonov: Unity through Time

Iurii Trifonov: Unity through Time

by David Gillespie, Gillespie David
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521025710

ISBN-13: 9780521025713

Pub. Date: 03/31/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Iurii Trifonov (1925-81) has recently become well-known in the West as a writer of Soviet urban life. This study concentrates on his exploration of major events in Russian history and their implications and consequences for his time. David Gillespie traces this interest through all of Trifonov's writings, from his earliest, Stalin prize-winning period to the

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Iurii Trifonov (1925-81) has recently become well-known in the West as a writer of Soviet urban life. This study concentrates on his exploration of major events in Russian history and their implications and consequences for his time. David Gillespie traces this interest through all of Trifonov's writings, from his earliest, Stalin prize-winning period to the self-consciously modernist later works. Through historical analogies and allusions, Trifonov developed a language with which to combat the repressive censorship of his time. He upheld the concepts of truth and justice when glasnost was unknown, and where "historical expedience" was all-determining.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521025713
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Russian Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. From Moscow students to the Turkmenian desert (Studenty; Utolenie zhazhdy); 2. Moscow life, 1966–75 (Obmen; Predvaritel' nye itogi; Beskonechnye igry; Dolgoe proshchanie; Drugaia zhizn'); 3. The house on the embankment (Dom na naberezhnoi); 4. Terrorism, civil war and the present (Neterpenie; Otblesk kostra; Starik); 5. Time and place (Vremia i mesto; Ischeznovenie); Conclusion: unity through dislocation (Oprokinuytyi dom); Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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