Russian Literature and Empire: Conquest of the Caucasus from Pushkin to Tolstoyby Susan Layton
The first book to provide a synthesising study of Russian writing about the Caucasus during the nineteenth-century age of empire-building.See more details below
The first book to provide a synthesising study of Russian writing about the Caucasus during the nineteenth-century age of empire-building.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements; Map; 1. Introduction; 2. The poet and terra incognita; 3. Imaginative geography; 4. Sentimental pilgrims; 5. The national stake in Asia; 6. The Pushkinian mountaineer; 7. Bestuzhev-Marlinsky's interchange with the tribesman; 8. Early Lermontov and oriental machismo; 9. Little orientalizers; 10. Feminizing the Caucasus; 11. Georgia as an oriental woman; 12. The anguished poet in uniform; 13. Tolstoy's revolt against romanticism; 14. Post-war appropriation of romanticism; 15. Tolstoy's confessional indictment; 16. Concluding observations; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
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