Isaak Babel' (1894-1940), the author of Red Cavalry, Odessa Tales, and Childhood Stories, is regarded by many as a master of the modern short story and a worthy heir of Chekhov. His laconic prose intrigues the reader and his bold imagery is strikingly innovative. For the first time the unexpurgated, complete versions of Babel''s fiction of the 1920s are analyzed...
Pushkin's unexpected nonrhymes and rhymes consitute an important part of his poetics of the unexpected; however, hitherto they have never been studied in any detail, and, indeed have only rarely been even touched upon. This study analyzes individually all the instances of unexpected nonrhymes of Pushkin's completed rhymed poetry (with the exception of Evgenii Onegin), and all the instances of...
This Concordance, which contains every line of verse written by Russia's greatest poet, is the first and only work of its kind to be published anywhere, and will be an indispensable work for all scholarly libraries and for specialists in Russian poetry. It lists alphabetically all the Cyrillic word forms found in all the basic texts of all the poetry...
The sharp controversy of the 1920's between Russian formalists and Marxist ideologists resulted, for Soviet literary scholarship, in a lasting categorical opposition to all "formal" studies; failing the criterion of ideological commitment, "Formalism" became synonymous with "anti-Marxism." Extended to all art and art criticism, this attitude produced tragic excesses during the postwar Zhdanovist era. With the onset of de-Stalinization there...
Zsuzanna Bjorn Andersen
The Concept of "Lyric Disorder" 11
The Metrical Invariant in a Russian Lyric Folk Song 23
On Melic and Declamatory Versions of Folk Songs 57
L. L. Bel'skah
Iz istorii dvustopnykh form russkikh trekhslozhnikov 81
Verbal Interposition as a Stylistic Device in Russian Poetry 93
Stikh russkikh poeticheskikh perevodov ital'ianskikh opernyx libretto....