This is a revisionist study of Derzhavin's poetic art and his contribution to the emerging importance of the role of "leading poet" in Russian culture and throughout the Russian Empire. As such, it returns to the 18th century and endeavors to remove the long shadow Pushkin and Pushkin scholarship have cast over Derzhavin the artist and cultural phenomenon. Through internal...
Often a single concept, or a polarity between opposing concepts, will provide the key to understanding a unique vision of social interaction, organizing many of a writer's perceptions around a central axis. An understanding of this central axis enables readers and critics to see the writer's work in clearer perspective. In the works of Fyodor Dostoevsky the concept of dominance...
As a result of the slow dissolution and then violent collapse of the Yugoslav federation, the individualities of its literary traditions have come to the fore once again. This anthology, featuring excerpts from the works of 66 writers, spans 10 centuries of Croatian literature. With its overview of Croatian literary history, explanatory footnotes, and brief biographical sketches for each author,...
Vladimir E. Alexandrov
The "Otherworld" in Nabokov's The Gift 7
Joachim T. Baer
Mikhail Kuzmin's The Miraculous Life of Count Joseph Balsamo Cagliostro: Artfulness and Metaphysics 9
John A. Barnstead
Nabokov, Kuzmin, Chekhov and Gogol' Systems of Reference in "Lips to Lips" 15
Diana Lewis Burgin
Mythical Ballads and Metaballadic Myth in Bryusov's Verse 34
Julian W. Connolly
Boris Vakhtin's "The Sheepskin Coat"...