Familiar Letter As a Literary Genre in the Age of Pushkin

Familiar Letter As a Literary Genre in the Age of Pushkin

by William Mills III Todd

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ISBN-13: 9780810117112
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Publication date: 08/04/1999
Series: SRLT Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

William Mills Todd III is Curt Hugo Reisinger Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and professor of comparative literature at Harvard University. His books include Literature and Society in Imperial Russia: 1800-1914 and Fiction and Society in the Age of Pushkin. His articles address the theory of narrative, the sociology of literature, and nineteenth-century Russian literary culture.

Table of Contents

Transliteration 
Acknowledgments
Introduction
I. The Epistolary Tradition in Europe and Russia
II. Arzamas and Its Approach to Epistolary Tradition
III. Content: Principles of Selection
IV. Characterization and Caricature
V. Literary Criticism in the Letters of Arzamas
VI. Style and the Illusion of Conversational Speech
VII. Organizational Principles of the Familiar Letter
VIII. The Parts of a Letter: Openings and End Games
Conclusion
Afterword: Beyond the Familiar Letter

Appendix
I. The Arzamasians
II. N. I. Grech's Essay on Letter Writing

Bibliography
Index

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