Noplace Like Home: The Literary Artist and Russia's Search for Cultural Identity

Noplace Like Home: The Literary Artist and Russia's Search for Cultural Identity

by Amy C. Singleton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791434001

ISBN-13: 9780791434000

Pub. Date: 07/28/1997

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Noplace Like Home uses four masterpieces of Russian literature - Nikolai Gogol's Dead Souls, Ivan Goncharov's Oblomov, Evgenii Zamiatin's We, and Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita - to show the successes and failings in Russia's search for home and self. Interdisciplinary in spirit, Noplace Like Home introduces Russian culture for the first time to the field…  See more details below

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Noplace Like Home uses four masterpieces of Russian literature - Nikolai Gogol's Dead Souls, Ivan Goncharov's Oblomov, Evgenii Zamiatin's We, and Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita - to show the successes and failings in Russia's search for home and self. Interdisciplinary in spirit, Noplace Like Home introduces Russian culture for the first time to the field of "home studies," which explores human identity in terms of man's relationship with domestic space. This broad social context, together with general cultural patterns expressed in the novels, encourages readers to consider even the most current events in Russian society - where identity and stability are again key issues - in terms of "home," "homelessness," and "noplace."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791434000
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
07/28/1997
Series:
SUNY series, The Margins of Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
193
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Homeward Bound: The Ambivalence of Home and Self1
Ch. 2Space and Place: The Home and Russian Culture19
Ch. 3Heaven and Earth: The Search for Home and Self in Gogol's Dead Souls41
Ch. 4Eternal Return: Goncharov's Oblomov as Odyssey69
Ch. 5Domestic Strife: Housekeeping and Culture in Zamiatin's We93
Ch. 6Writing Home: Literature and Domesticity in Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita117
Ch. 7A House of Cards: The Future of the Russian Writer143
Notes149
Bibliography175
Index189

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