The Russian Context: The Context Behind the Language / Edition 1

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Overview

Produced to complement Gerhart's previous book, The Russian's World, this substantial tome contains a dozen contributed chapters (from professors at various American universities) on many aspects of Russian culture, including poetry, prose, children's literature, theater, art, popular entertainment, geography, and government. The idea is to present cultural context that enables and enhances study of the language. While most readers are likely to have had some Russian, those with just an interest in Russian culture will also find the material accessible and useful. Arrangement is in sections on history, language, spectacle, and reality; and appendices supply additional information and resources. The included CD-ROM contains the full text of the book in Adobe Acrobat Reader format, enriched with graphics and sound files. Indexing is in both English and Russian. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Produced to complement Gerhart's previous book, , this substantial tome contains a dozen contributed chapters (from professors at various American universities) on many aspects of Russian culture, including poetry, prose, children's literature, theater, art, popular entertainment, geography, and government. The idea is to present cultural context that enables and enhances study of the language. While most readers are likely to have had some Russian, those with just an interest in Russian culture will also find the material accessible and useful. Arrangement is in sections on history, language, spectacle, and reality; and appendices supply additional information and resources. The included CD-ROM contains the full text of the book in Adobe Acrobat Reader format, enriched with graphics and sound files. Indexing is in both English and Russian. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780893572877
  • Publisher: Slavica Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/1/2002
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 732
  • Sales rank: 558,368

Table of Contents

Foreword iii
Editors' Preface vii
Acknowledgments ix
Part 1. A Framework for the Russian Context
1. Russia's History 3
Part 2. Contexts in Language
Literature 81
2. Quoting Russian Poetry 85
3. Quoting Russian Prose 203
4. Children's Literature 265
5. Proverbs 297
Part 3. Contexts of Spectacle
6. Theater in Language 355
7. Music and Dance 387
8. Art and the Language of Russian Culture 439
Appendix 463
9. Popular Entertainment 467
Part 4. Contexts in Reality
10. Geography 505
11. Government and Language 561
12. Science as Language 593
Appendix 619
Appendixes
1. A Note on Transliteration 633
2. Geographical Designations 635
3. Periodical Titles 641
4. Finding Russian Content on the Internet 642
5. Using the CD-ROM 644
6. Bibliography 645
7. About the Authors 652
Indexes
Index of First or Famous Lines 657
Russian Index 661
English Index 695
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