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...
A fascicle of the four-volume Anthology of South-Slavic Literatures.
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"...
In 987 or 988 AD, the Kievan prince Vladimir Sviatoslavich chose to adopt the Christian religion for his people, a move that earned him a permanent place in the history of the East Slavs, the peoples that now inhabit Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. Enlightener of Rus' is the most detailed survey in any language of literary perceptions of Vladimir from...
After an introduction which addresses the problem of humor in Dostoevsky's works and discusses previous approaches to it -- especially those of M. M. Baxtin and R. Hingley -- this study devotes a separate chapter to each of Dostoevsky's five major novels: Crime and Punishment(1866), The Idiot (1868), The Demons (1871-72), The Adolescent (1875), and The Brothers Karamazov (1879-80). The...