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The Cambridge Companion to Pushkin
     

The Cambridge Companion to Pushkin

by Andrew Kahn
 

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ISBN-10: 0521604710

ISBN-13: 9780521604710

Pub. Date: 02/01/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Alexander Pushkin stands in a unique position as the founding father of Russian literature. In this Companion, leading scholars discuss Pushkin's work in its political, literary, social and intellectual contexts. In the first part of the book individual chapters analyse his poetry, his theatrical works, his narrative poetry and historical writings. The second

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Alexander Pushkin stands in a unique position as the founding father of Russian literature. In this Companion, leading scholars discuss Pushkin's work in its political, literary, social and intellectual contexts. In the first part of the book individual chapters analyse his poetry, his theatrical works, his narrative poetry and historical writings. The second section explains and samples Pushkin's impact on broader Russian culture by looking at his enduring legacy in music and film from his own day to the present. Special attention is given to the reinvention of Pushkin as a cultural icon during the Soviet period. No other volume available brings together such a range of material and such comprehensive coverage of all Pushkin's major and minor writings. The contributions represent state-of-the-art scholarship that is innovative and accessible, and are complemented by a chronology and a guide to further reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521604710
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/01/2007
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Chronology; Map; Introduction; Part I. Texts and Contexts: 1. Pushkin's life David Bethea and Sergei Davydov; 2. Pushkin's lyric identities Andrew Kahn; 3. Evgenii Onegin Marcus Levitt; 4. Pushkin's drama Caryl Emerson; 5. Pushkin's long poems and the epic impulse Michael Wachtel; 6. Prose fiction Irina Reyfman; 7. Pushkin and politics Oleg Proskurin; 8. Pushkin and history Simon Dixon; 9. Pushkin and the art of the letter Mikhail Gronas; 10. Pushkin and literary criticism William Mills Todd III; Part II. The Pushkinian Tradition: 11. Pushkin in music Boris Gasparov; 12. Pushkin and Russia abroad Robert Hughes; 13. Pushkin filmed: life stories, literary works and variations on the myth Stephanie Sandler; 14. Pushkin in Soviet and post-Soviet culture Evgeny Dobrenko; Appendix on Verse-Forms; Guide to further reading.

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