Russian Narrative and Visual Art: Varieties of Seeing / Edition 1

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"New and original readings of some major works of Russian literature."—Victor Terras, professor emeritus, Brown University

This collection explores the interaction between visual and verbal artists in Russia in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  It highlights instances of semiotic interplay between the two artistic media, revealing basic assumptions that Russian culture has maintained about the world and about itself.  The book will appeal to scholars of Russian history, literature, and art, as well as to a broad readership interested in questions of cultural semiotics and the theory of art.

Contents Introduction, by Roger Anderson and Paul Debreczeny The Romantic Landscape in Early Nineteenth-Century Russian Art and Literature, by James West The Country House as Setting and Symbol in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Art, by Priscilla Reynolds Roosevelt
"Montage" in Gogol's Dead Souls:  The View from the Bachelor's Carriage, by Gary Cox The Optics of Narration: Visual Composition in Crime and Punishment, by Roger Anderson Chekhov's Use of Impressionism in "The House with the Mansard," by Paul Debreczeny The Composed Vision of Valentin Serov, by Alison Hilton A Modernist Poetics of Grief in Wartime Works of Tsvetaeva, Filonov, and Kollwitz, by Antonina Filonov Gove Ironic "Vision" as an Aesthetics of Displaced Truth in M. Bulgakov's Master and Margarita, by Juliette R. Stapanian-Apkarian

Roger Anderson is professor and chair of the Department of Russian and Eastern European Studies at the University of Kentucky. He is the author of Dostoevsky: Myths of Duality (UPF, 1986) and editor of Soviet-American Relations: Understanding Conflict and Its Management.  Paul Debreczeny is Alumni Distinguished Professor of Russian literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Among his books are Nikolai Gogol and His Contemporary Critics,  The Other Pushkin: A Study of Alexander Pushkin's Prose Fiction, and Literature and National Identity: Nineteenth-Century Russian Critical Essays, which he edited and translated.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813012551
  • Publisher: University Press of Florida
  • Publication date: 3/28/1994
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 219
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

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Introduction 1
1 The Romantic Landscape in Early Nineteenth-Century Russian Art and Literature 11
2 The Country House as Setting and Symbol in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Art 41
3 "Montage" in Gogol's Dead Souls: The View from the Bachelor's Carriage 63
4 The Optics of Narration: Visual Composition in Crime and Punishment 78
5 Chekbov's Use of Impressionism in "The House with the Mansard" 101
6 The Composed Vision of Valentin Serov 124
7 The Modernist Poetics of Grief in the Wartime Works of Tsvetaeva, Filonov, and Kollwitz 148
8 Ironic "Vision" as an Aesthetics of Displaced Truth in M. Bulgakov's Master and Margarita 173
Contributors 201
Index 203
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