Over his distinguished career, Barry Scherr has contributed prolifically and insightfully to Russian literary scholarship. His work is remarkable both for its depth and its breadth. His book on Russian poetry covered the entire verse tradition and placed him at the forefront of scholarship on Russian poetics. In the decades since that book appeared, he has continued to explore questions...
ELLEN CHANCES: Tarkovskii's Film The Sacrifice and its Russian Liteary Roots 9
E.W. CLOWES: Berdiaev's Samopoznanie: Philosophical Autobiography as Creative Act 21
JULIAN W. CONNOLLY: Metamorphosis of a Dreamer: From Dostoevskii's "White Nights" to Nabokov's The Eye 31
JOSEPH L. CONRAD: Devils and Devilry in Chekhov's Vory 39
CRAIG CRAVENS: A Proliferation of Prolixity: The Multiple Narrators of Jaroslav Hašek's The Good Soldier...
City of Memory brings together 122 poems written by 21 authors in the last quarter century. These writers draw upon the deep-rooted tradition of Polish literature established by poets like Kochanowski, Norwid, and Herbert, whose worldviews and aesthetics they often challenge. Experimenting with new verse forms and literary conventions, individual poets marvel at the beauty of the surrounding scenery, express...
An important part of Balkan folk literature, oral ballads of the Muslims in Bosnia-Herzegovina are part of the European tradition of ballads. One of the broad themes that one encounters repeatedly in Bosnian Muslim oral ballads is the stepping outside of boundaries by the protagonist. In order to protect his honor, to be faithful to his religion, or to be...
"Woodburn has done us a service by translating 'Woe to the Victors!' "
In the decade after Nikolai Danilevskii (1822–85) published Russia and Europe (1869), the book for which he is best known, international events focused public attention on his ideas. He had argued that Russia should stop trying to be part of Europe, because Slavic civilization had different...
During a distinguished academic career at Belgrade University, UCLA, and Harvard University, Kiril Taranovsky became extraordinarily influential for his contributions to verse theory and for studies devoted to Russian poets, especially those of the Silver Age. His statistical approach to versification led to fundamental findings that have become integral to the understanding of the nature and the history of rhythm...
Yale Russian and East European Publications NO. 15 A collection of essays celebrating the work of Riccardo Picchio in the field of Slavic literary studies.
Preface by Harvey Goldblatt XI
Giovanna Brogi Bercoff
Amor sacro e amor profano nell'antica Novgorod 1
Marina Ciccarini &Giovanni Maniscalco Basile
Traduzione e trascrizione un caso estremo di traducibilitá 15
Rhythmical Figures in the...
A simple tailor, the protagonist of the great Yiddish author Sholem Aleichem’s last theatrical drama, suddenly becomes rich, but loses his money on account of an obscure cinema deal. The author’s son-in-law and assistant, Y.D. Berkowitz, insisted that the issue of moviemaking be removed from the plot. It seems he tried, among other things, to conceal his father-in-law’s “cinema obsession,”...
Preface by Albert Bates Lord 11
Introduction (John Miles Foley) 15
Franz H. Bauml
"The Theory of Oral-Formulaic Composition and the Written Medieval Text" 29
Daniel P. Biebuyck
"Names in Nyanga Society and in Nyanga Tales 47
John W. Butcher
"Formulaic Invention in the Genealogies of the Old English Genesis A" 73
David E. Bynum
"Of Stick and Stones and...
The Russian Poet and Philosopher Josephine Pasternak (1900–93) published two collections of verse during her lifetime, and her philosophical treatise Indefinability was brought out posthumously in 1998. Josephine belonged to a famous Moscow Family: her older brother was the poet and novelist Boris Pasternak and her father Leonid was a well-known early 20th-century painter. She left Russia in 1921 to...