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

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

by Eloise M. Boyle
     
 

ISBN-10: 089357287X

ISBN-13: 9780893572877

Pub. Date: 08/01/2002

Publisher: Slavica Publishers

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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780893572877
Publisher:
Slavica Publishers
Publication date:
08/01/2002
Edition description:
BK&CD-ROM
Pages:
732

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Table of Contents

Forewordiii
Editors' Prefacevii
Acknowledgmentsix
Part 1.A Framework for the Russian Context
1.Russia's History3
Part 2.Contexts in Language
Literature81
2.Quoting Russian Poetry85
3.Quoting Russian Prose203
4.Children's Literature265
5.Proverbs297
Part 3.Contexts of Spectacle
6.Theater in Language355
7.Music and Dance387
8.Art and the Language of Russian Culture439
Appendix463
9.Popular Entertainment467
Part 4.Contexts in Reality
10.Geography505
11.Government and Language561
12.Science as Language593
Appendix619
Appendixes
1.A Note on Transliteration633
2.Geographical Designations635
3.Periodical Titles641
4.Finding Russian Content on the Internet642
5.Using the CD-ROM644
6.Bibliography645
7.About the Authors652
Indexes
Index of First or Famous Lines657
Russian Index661
English Index695

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