Books in category Literary Criticism – Russian & Former Soviet Union

  • Mandel shtam s Poetics

    Mandel’shtam’s Poetics
    Elena Corrigan

    This book is the first attempt to describe in a comprehensive way Mandel?shtam's intellectual world and its effect on his evolution as a thinker.

  • A Karenina Companion

    A Karenina Companion
    C.J.G. Turner

    Chapter 4 adduces the main differences between the latest edition of the text and what has been the standard edition for over 50 years. Chapter 5 outlines what Tolstoi was reading as he was writing the novel.

  • Dostoevsky and the Christian Tradition

    Dostoevsky and the Christian Tradition
    George Pattison, Diane Oenning Thompson

    This collection explores the interaction between Dostoevsky's Christian faith and his writing. The essays cover such topics as temptation, Dostoevsky's use of the gospels, icons and hagiography.

  • Klop Stikhi Po─ my

    Klop, Stikhi, Po─Śmy
    Vladimir Mayakovsky

    The bilingual text features highlights of the verse and dramatic writing of the acclaimed Soviet poet and playwright

  • Bakhtin and Religion

    Bakhtin and Religion
    Susan M. Felch, Paul J. Contino

    This work investigates the role of religious thought in shaping and framing Bakhtin's writings.

  • Wages of Evil

    Wages of Evil
    Anna Schur

    Anna Schur brings to bear a wide range of sources in philosophy, criminology, psychology, and history to examine Dostoevsky's ideas.

  • The Gospel in Dostoyevsky

    The Gospel in Dostoyevsky
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    A collection of excerpts from Dostoyevsky's writings, demonstrating his spiritual thoughts and grouped under such headings as "Man's Rebellion Against God" and "Life in God."

  • Osip Mandelstam and the Modernist Creation of Tradition

    Osip Mandelstam and the Modernist Creation of Tradition
    Clare Cavanagh

    Clare Cavanagh has written a sustained study placing Mandelstam's "remembrance and invention" of a usable poetic past in the context of modernist writing in general, with particular attention to the work of T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound.

  • Bakhtin Between East and West

    Bakhtin Between East and West
    Karine Zbinden

    As a critical evaluation of Bakhtin scholarship across various cultures and a celebration of the vigour of the Circle's legacy, this is an invaluable resource for scholars and students with an interest in Bakhtin and critical theory.

  • Hidden in Plain View

    Hidden in Plain View
    Gary Saul Morson

    Using that critical history as a starting point, this volume recaptures the overwhelming sense of strangeness felt by the work's first readers and thereby illuminates Tolstoy's theoretical and narratological concerns.

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