Written in Blood: Revolutionary Terrorism and Russian Literary Culture, 1861-1881

Written in Blood: Revolutionary Terrorism and Russian Literary Culture, 1861-1881

by Lynn Ellen Patyk


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780299312206
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 06/20/2017
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Lynn Ellen Patyk is an assistant professor of Russian at Dartmouth College.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Prologue: "Just You Wait! (Uzho tebe!)" Part One: Enigmas of A-synchrony 1. What Do Nihilists Do? 2. "Very Dangerous!" 3. Extraordinary Men and Gloomy Monsters 4. "Daring and Original Things" (Assez causé!) 5. "Vous trouvez que l'assassinat est grandeur d'âme?" 6. Spoiling One Idea to Save Another 7. A Gloomier Catechism Part Two: Apparitional Terrorism in Demons 1. "Again, Like Before" 2. "The Only Possible Explanation of All These Wonders" 3. Tarantulas with a Heart? 4. Dostoevsky's Counterterrorism: "The First Step" 5. Dostoevsky's Counterterrorism (Continued): Laughter through Fear 6. The Unity of All Terrorism(s) Part Three: "The Little Demon Sitting on Your Heart" 1. A Change of Heart 2. An Original Plan 3. Emotions on Trial: Witness Testimony and the Prosecution 4. Emotions on Trial II: The Defense 5. Whose Rebellion? 6. False Christs and Little Devils 7. "That Is the Whole Answer" 8. The Khokhlakova Principle: Russian Society in the Mirror of Revolutionary Terrorism 9. Again, Like Before (Again) Part Four: The Beautiful Dead (Deed) 1. Writing in Blood 2. An Icon with Death 3. Celebrity Icons 4. Terror in Search of a Face Epilogue: "All of Europe Thrills to the Horror" Notes Works Cited Index

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