A Russian Paints America: The Travels of Pavel P. Svin'in, 1811-1813

A Russian Paints America: The Travels of Pavel P. Svin'in, 1811-1813

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Overview

A Russian Paints America presents the first complete English translation of Svin'in's fascinating memoir. Thirty-one original watercolours complement his provocative views on topics such as slavery, religion, politics, and the fine arts. Introductory essays by Marina Swoboda and William Whisenhunt examine Russian-American relations, consider Svin'in's life and particular role in Russian history, and set his work in the context of the genre of picturesque travel - Svin'in clearly did not set out to produce a scholarly account of the United States but a work of literature, at a time when Russian literary language was in its earliest stages of development.

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ISBN-13: 9780773577251
Publisher: MQUP
Publication date: 10/17/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 230
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Marina Swoboda, co-editor of Old Testament Apocrypha in the Slavonic Tradition, is the author of numerous articles in the field of early Russian literature and cultural history.

William Benton Whisenhunt, professor of history, College of DuPage, is the author of In Search of Legality: Mikhail M. Speranskii and the Codification of Russian Law and co-editor of Russian and Soviet History: From the Time of the Troubles to the Collapse of the Soviet Union.

William Benton Whisenhunt, professor of history, College of DuPage, is the author of In Search of Legality: Mikhail M. Speranskii and the Codification of Russian Law and co-editor of Russian and Soviet History: From the Time of the Troubles to the Collapse of the Soviet Union.

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