Publisher :Oxford University Press, USA Release Date :1994 ISBN 13: Total Pages :464 pages Rating :4.O/5 ( users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Village Evenings Near Dikanka ; And, Mirgorod :
Download or Read book Village Evenings Near Dikanka ; And, Mirgorod written by Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 1994 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Hailed universally as Russia's finest comic writer, and by many as its greatest writer of prose, Nikolai creates a unique Ukranian world, from the darkest Gothic to folkloric levity. Here, this extraordinary countryside is revealed in all its variety in his first two collections of short stories. The only translation available of this cycle of stories, this edition captures fully the spirit and vigor of his important early work for the first time.
Publisher : Release Date :1991 ISBN 13:9785050034106 Total Pages :422 pages Rating :4.3/5 (34 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Christmas Eve :
Download or Read book Christmas Eve written by Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ and published by . This book was released on 1991 with total page 422 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis:
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2013-12-02 ISBN 13:1134260709 Total Pages :1012 pages Rating :4.3/5 (134 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Reference Guide to Russian Literature :
Download or Read book Reference Guide to Russian Literature written by Neil Cornwell and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-12-02 with total page 1012 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Publisher :Taylor & Francis Release Date :2000 ISBN 13:9781884964367 Total Pages :930 pages Rating :4.6/5 (964 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Encyclopedia of Literary Translation Into English: A-L :
Download or Read book Encyclopedia of Literary Translation Into English: A-L written by O. Classe and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2000 with total page 930 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Includes articles about translations of the works of specific authors and also more general topics pertaining to literary translation.
Publisher :Oxford University Press, USA Release Date :1998 ISBN 13:9780192818379 Total Pages :500 pages Rating :4.1/5 (818 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Dead Souls :
Download or Read book Dead Souls written by Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 1998 with total page 500 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Although Dead Souls (1842) was largely composed by Gogol during self-imposed exile in Italy in the late 1830s, his last work remains to this day the most essentially Russian of all the great novels in Russian literature. As we follow its hero Chichikov, a dismissed civil servant turned confidence man, about the Russian countryside in pursuit of his shady enterprise, there unfolds before us a gallery of characters worthy in comic range of Chaucer, Rabelais, Fielding, and Sterne. With its rich and ebullient language, ironic twists, and startling juxtapositions, Dead Souls stands as one of the most unusual and poetic masterpieces of the nineteenth century. This new translation by Christopher English includes the surviving chapters and fragments of Part Two, and is complemented by an introductory essay by the pre-eminent Gogol scholar, Robert Maguire.
Publisher :Berghahn Books Release Date :2000 ISBN 13:9781571817587 Total Pages :552 pages Rating :4.1/5 (817 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Russian Literature and Its Demons :
Download or Read book Russian Literature and Its Demons written by Pamela Davidson and published by Berghahn Books. This book was released on 2000 with total page 552 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Merezhkovsky's bold claim that "all Russian literature is, to a certain degree, a struggle with the temptation of demonism" is undoubtedly justified. And yet, despite its evident centrality to Russian culture, the unique and fascinating phenomenon of Russian literary demonism has so far received little critical attention. This substantial collection fills the gap. A comprehensive analytical introduction by the editor is follwed by a series of fourteen essays, written by eminent scholars in their fields. The first part explores the main shaping contexts of literary demonism: the Russian Orthodox and folk tradition, the demonization of historical figures, and views of art as intrinsically demonic. The second part traces the development of a literary tradition of demonism in the works of authors ranging from Pushkin and Lermontov, Gogol and Dostoevsky, through to the poets and prose writers of modernism (including Blok, Akhmatova, Bely, Sologub, Rozanov, Zamiatin), and through to the end of the 20th century.
Publisher :Penguin UK Release Date :2004-07-29 ISBN 13:0141906782 Total Pages :512 pages Rating :4.4/5 (141 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Dead Souls :
Download or Read book Dead Souls written by Nikolay Gogol and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2004-07-29 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Chichikov, a mysterious stranger, arrives in the provincial town of 'N', visiting a succession of landowners and making each a strange offer. He proposes to buy the names of dead serfs still registered on the census, saving their owners from paying tax on them, and to use these 'souls' as collateral to re-invent himself as a gentleman. In this ebullient masterpiece, Gogol created a grotesque gallery of human types, from the bear-like Sobakevich to the insubstantial fool Manilov, and, above all, the devilish con man Chichikov. Dead Souls, Russia's first major novel, is one of the most unusual works of nineteenth-century fiction and a devastating satire on social hypocrisy.
Publisher :Walter de Gruyter Release Date :2010 ISBN 13:3110226316 Total Pages :271 pages Rating :4.1/5 (11 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Narratology :
Download or Read book Narratology written by Wolf Schmid and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 2010 with total page 271 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Índice abreviado: I. FEATURES OF NARRATIVE IN FICTION 1. Narrativity and eventfulness 2. Fictionality II. THE ENTITIES IN A NARRATIVE WORK 1. Model of communications levels 2. The abstract author 3. The abstract reader 4. The fictive narrator 5. The fictive reader III. POINT OF VIEW 1. Theories of point of view, perspective, and focalization 2. A model of narrative point of view IV. NARRATOR'S TEXT AND CHARACTERS' TEXT 1. The two components of the narrative text 2. Ornamental prose and shaz 3. The interference of narrator's text and characters' text V. NARRATIVE CONSTITUTION: HAPPENINGS-STORY-NARRATIVE- PESENTATION OF THE NARRATIVE 1. "Fabula" and "sujet" in Russian formalism 2. The overcoming of formalist reductionism 3. The four narrative tiers.
Publisher :Oxford University Press, USA Release Date :1995 ISBN 13:9780192835529 Total Pages :410 pages Rating :4.3/5 (835 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Petersburg Tales :
Download or Read book Petersburg Tales written by Николай Васильевич Гоголь and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 1995 with total page 410 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: In these tales Gogol guides us through the elegant streets of St Petersburg. Something of the deception and violence of the city's creation seems to lurk beneath its harmonious facade, however, and it confounds its inhabitants with false dreams and absurd visions.
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2019-04-25 ISBN 13:1351022164 Total Pages :192 pages Rating :4.5/5 (351 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Ukrainian Erotomaniac Fictions: First Postindependence Wave :
Download or Read book Ukrainian Erotomaniac Fictions: First Postindependence Wave written by Maryna Romanets and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-04-25 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Ukrainian Erotomaniac Fictions explores the aggressive sexualization of the Ukrainian cultural mainstream after the collapse of the USSR as a counter-reaction to the Soviet state's totalitarian, repressive politics of the body. While the book's introduction includes concise sections on such pornified cultural forms as advertising, mass media, visual art, and film, its major focus is on textual production that has contributed significantly to the literary explosion in Ukraine, which began in the 1990s. Drawing on cultural, postcolonial, feminist, and gender theories, the book examines transgressive potentials of the erotic under postcolonial, postcommunist, and post-totalitarian conditions. It offers insight into the convoluted dialectics between the imported conventions of Western "porno-chic" and the received oppressive Soviet gender and sexual ideologies. Within a broad historical and cultural framework, the study considers writers' engagements in dialogues with their own tradition and colonial legacy, as well as with a variety of transcultural flows. By bringing together diverse erotomaniac fictions, Maryna Romanets charts the ways in which they are embedded in the processes of Ukraine's cultural decolonization.
Publisher :Oxford University Press Release Date :2016-01-14 ISBN 13:019106498X Total Pages :750 pages Rating :4.9/5 (191 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Oxford Handbook of European Romanticism :
Download or Read book The Oxford Handbook of European Romanticism written by Paul Hamilton and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2016-01-14 with total page 750 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: TThe Oxford Handbook to European Romanticism brings together leading scholars in the field to examine the intellectual, literary, philosophical, and political elements of European Romanticism. The book focuses on the cultural history of the period extending from the French Revolution to the uprisings of 1848. It begins with a series of chapters examining key texts written by major writers in languages including: French; German; Italian; Spanish; Russian; Hungarian; Greek; and Polish amongst others. A second section then explores the naturally inter-disciplinary quality of Romanticism, exemplified by the different discourses with which writers of the time set up an internal, comparative dynamic. These chapters highlight the sense a discourse gives of being written knowledgeably against other pretenders to completeness or comprehensiveness of self-understanding of the time. Discourses typically advance their own claims to resume European culture, collaborating with and at the same time trying to assimilate each other in the process. The main examples featured here are: history; geography; drama; theology; language; philosophy; political theory; the sciences; and the media. Each chapter offers an original and individual interpretation of an inherently comparative world of individual writers and the discursive idioms to which they are historically subject. Together the forty-one chapters provide a comprehensive and provocative overview of European Romanticism.
Publisher :Hachette UK Release Date :2022-09-29 ISBN 13:1399609181 Total Pages :345 pages Rating :4.9/5 (399 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Borderland :
Download or Read book Borderland written by Anna Reid and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2022-09-29 with total page 345 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: FULLY UPDATED 'A fascinating and often violent odyssey, spanning more than 1,000 years of conflict and culture' INDEPENDENT Flat, fertile, and fatally tempting to invaders, for centuries Ukraine was fought over by more powerful neighbours. Though its modern national movement dates back to the early nineteenth century, it did not win real independence until 1991, with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Since then, Ukrainians have proved themselves one of the world's most remarkable nations. In 2014 mass demonstrations forced out a corrupt pro-Russian president. Russia responded by invading, first seizing Crimea and the eastern Donbass, and then in February 2022 marching on Kyiv. With Western help, Ukraine is fighting back. But in what form it will emerge from the war - the bloodiest in Europe since 1945 - remains to be seen. For this fourth edition of her classic history, Anna Reid returns to the scene. Talking to refugees, politicians and victims of widespread Russian war crimes, she adds a new chapter to the complex biography of a country on the frontline of the conflict between democracy and dictatorship.
Publisher :Rodopi Release Date :1999 ISBN 13:9789042006157 Total Pages :306 pages Rating :4.0/5 (6 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Gothic-fantastic in Nineteenth-century Russian Literature :
Download or Read book The Gothic-fantastic in Nineteenth-century Russian Literature written by Neil Cornwell and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 1999 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: From the contents: From Pantheon to Pandemonium (Richard Peace). - Karamzin's Gothic tale: The Island of Bornholm (Derek Offord). - Alessandra TOSI: At the origins of the Russian Gothic novel: Nikolai Gnedich's Don Corrado de Gerrera (1803) (Alessandra Tosi). - Does Russian Gothic verse exist? The Case of Vasilii Zhukovskii (Michael Pursglove). - The fantastic in Russian Romantic prose: Pushkin's The Queen of Spades (Claire Whitehead).
Publisher :University Rochester Press Release Date :2009 ISBN 13:1580463096 Total Pages :192 pages Rating :4.8/5 (58 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Janáček Beyond the Borders :
Download or Read book Janáček Beyond the Borders written by Derek Katz and published by University Rochester Press. This book was released on 2009 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This contextual study of Janácek's operas reveals the composer's creative responses to a wide range of Czech and non-Czech traditions.
Publisher :OUP Oxford Release Date :2008-09-11 ISBN 13:0191504416 Total Pages :320 pages Rating :4.9/5 (191 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Vampyre and Other Tales of the Macabre :
Download or Read book The Vampyre and Other Tales of the Macabre written by John Polidori and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2008-09-11 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: `Upon her neck and breast was blood, and upon her throat were the marks of teeth having opened the vein: - to this the men pointed, crying, simultaneously struck with horror, "a Vampyre, a Vampyre!"' John Polidori's classic tale of the vampyre was a product of the same ghost-story competition that produced Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Set in Italy, Greece, and London, Polidori's tales is a reaction to the dominating presence of his employer Lord Byron, and transformed the figure of the vampire from the bestial ghoul of earlier mythologies into the glamorous aristocrat whose violence and sexual allure make him literally a 'lady-killer'. Polidori's tale introduced the vampire into English fiction, and launched a vampire craze that has never subsided. `The Vampyre' was first published in 1819 in the London New Monthly Magazine. The present volume selects thirteen other tales of the macabre first published in the leading London and Dublin magazines between 1819 and 1838, including Edward Bulwer's chilling account of the doppelganger, Letitia Landon's elegant reworking of the Gothic romance, William Carleton's terrifying description of an actual lynching, and James Hogg's ghoulish exploitation of the cholera epidemic of 1831-2. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Publisher :Oxford University Press, USA Release Date :1999 ISBN 13:9780192836618 Total Pages :406 pages Rating :4.3/5 (836 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Attack on the Mill and Other Stories :
Download or Read book The Attack on the Mill and Other Stories written by Émile Zola and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 1999 with total page 406 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Contains English translations of sixteen short fiction stories by nineteenth-century French author Emile Zola.
Publisher :Academic Studies PRess Release Date :2021-06-29 ISBN 13:1644695227 Total Pages :210 pages Rating :4.4/5 (644 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt "The Nose" :
Download or Read book "The Nose" written by Ksana Blank and published by Academic Studies PRess. This book was released on 2021-06-29 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This literary guide leads students with advanced knowledge of Russian as well as experienced scholars through the text of Nikolai Gogol’s absurdist masterpiece “The Nose.” Part I focuses on numerous instances of the writer’s wordplay, which is meant to surprise and delight the reader, but which often is lost in English translations. It traces Gogol’s descriptions of everyday life in St. Petersburg, familiar to the writer’s contemporaries and fellow citizens but hidden from the modern Western reader. Part II presents an overview of major critical interpretations of the story in Gogol scholarship from the time of its publication to the present, as well as its connections to the works of Shostakovich, Kafka, Dalí, and Kharms.