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Petersburg: The Physiology of a City

Petersburg: The Physiology of a City


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810125735
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Publication date: 10/16/2009
Edition description: 1
Pages: 424
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Nikolai Nekrasov (1821-87) was a major poet, a literary entrepreneur, and a force for social reform in Russia. As a publisher, he introduced many of the great Russian writers—including Dostoevsky—and acted as a guiding spirit for the nation’s revolutionaries.

Thomas Gaiton Marullo is a professor of Russian and Russian literature at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of If You See the Buddha: Studies in the Fiction of Ivan Bunin and the editor and translator of Ivan Bunin’s About Chekov: An Unfinished Symphony and The Liberation of Tolstoy: A Tale of Two Writers (all from Northwestern).

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Editor's Introduction Thomas Gaiton Marullo xix

Petersburg: The Physiology of a City

Introduction Vissarion Belinsky 3

Petersburg and Moscow Vissarion Belinsky 17

The Petersburg Yardkeeper Vladimir Dal' 57

The Petersburg Organ-Grinders Dmitri Grigorovich 71

The Petersburg Quarter Evgeny Grebenka 101

The Petersburg Corners Nikolai Nekrasov 131

The Alexander Theater Vissarion Belinsky 159

The Bureaucrat Nikolai Nekrasov 201

The Omnibus: Scenes from Petersburg Country Life Mikhail Kul'chitsky 209

The Literature of Petersburg Vissarion Belinsky 237

The Lottery Ball Dmitri Grigorovich 253

The Petersburg Feuilletonist Ivan Panaev 285

Appendix: Selected List of Individuals Mentioned in the Text 305

Index 315

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