The Uncensored Boris Godunov: The Case for Pushkin's Original Comedy, with Annotated Text and Translation

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Persuasively argues for including the original, 1825 version of the play Boris Godunov (later eclipsed by the "politically correct" edition) in the canon of Pushkin's works. Includes the 1825 Russian ...
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Overview

Persuasively argues for including the original, 1825 version of the play Boris Godunov (later eclipsed by the "politically correct" edition) in the canon of Pushkin's works. Includes the 1825 Russian text and the only English translation of that version.

About the Author:
Chester Dunning is professor of history at Texas A&M University

About the Author:
Caryl Emerson is the A. Watson Armour III University Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and professor of comparative literature at Princeton University

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Sergei Fomichev is professor of literature at the State University of Novgorod Velikii

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Lidiia Lotman is senior researcher at the Pushkin Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg, Russia

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780299207649
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publication date: 3/31/2007
  • Series: Wisconsin Center for Pushkin Studies Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 568
  • Sales rank: 1,293,576
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Chester Dunning is professor of history at Texas A&M University and the author of Russia's First Civil War: The Time of Troubles and the Founding of the Romanov Dynasty. Caryl Emerson is the A. Watson Armour III University Professor of Slavic languages and literatures and professor of comparative literature at Princeton University. She has written extensively on nineteenth-century Russian literature, Mikhail Bakhtin, and Russian music. Sergei Fomichev is professor of literature at the State University of Novgorod Velikii and former director of the Pushkin Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Lidiia Lotman is senior researcher at the Pushkin Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg, Russia. Antony Wood is an award-winning translator of Pushkin's poetry and has translated books and articles from German and Russian in the fields of art history, psychoanalysis, literature, and literary criticism. He is a member of the editorial board of the Pushkin Premiere series published by the Pushkin State Theater.
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Table of Contents

Introduction : reconsidering history and expanding the canon 3
1 The problem of Boris Godunov : a review of interpretations and the so-called canonical text 25
2 The exiled poet-historian and the creation of his Comedy 51
3 The tragic fate of Pushkin's Comedy 94
4 The world of laughter in Pushkin's Comedy 136
5 Tragedy, comedy, carnival, and history on stage 157
6 The ebb and flow of influence : muffling the comedic in the move toward print 192
Concluding remarks : Boris Godunov and the Russian literary canon 233
Comedy about Tsar Boris and Grishka Otrepiev 247
Notes to Pushkin's Comedy 454
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