Just as the key to Fedor Tjutchev’s life is his poetry, the key to his euphonious lyrics is sound. Tjutchev’s poetry demonstrates how he greatly extended the field of poetic sound form, much beyond the accomplishments of his predecessors. This study develops an original, functional approach to the structural role of assonance as expressed in his works. The functional approach...
This collection of essays is offered with sincere gratitude and appreciation to Natalie Kononenko, Professor and Kule Chair of Ukrainian Ethnography, University of Alberta, Canada and one of the leading Slavic folklorists in North America. The essays in the volume have been contributed by Kononenko’s students, as well as colleagues and friends from various countries. The name of the volume,...
Yordan Yovkov (1880-1937) is universally regarded as one of the two best Bulgarian prose writers of the twentieth century. Although he spent most of his adult life in cities, his stories are about the villages and the mountains. The two books translated here both appeared in 1927 and immediately established Yovkov as a major writer. Two years later they brought...
The twenty chapters of this volume are revised versions of essays published during the last twenty-five years in a variety of journals and collections. They are studies of works belonging to five different genres and written by fourteen Russian and Soviet writers, poets and dramatists ranging from Pushkin to Akhmatov. Most of the chapters are devoted to individual works; the...
I. Gogol's Symbolism 7
II. "Ivan Fyodorovich Shpon'ka and His Aunt" and Gogol's First Volume 17
III. "Old-World Landowners" 44
IV. "The Nose" 63
V. "The Overcoat" 88
VI. "The Carriage" 113
Select Bibliography. 129
An "Outstanding Academic Book" selection for 1982 by Choice. 74
Up the Devil's Back: An Anthology of 20th Century Czech Poetry presents 65 selected Czech poets in English translation, together with their biographies. Co-translated and edited by Bronislava Volková (Professor of Czech literature, Comparative literature and Jewish studies at Indiana University) and Clarice Cloutier (Professor of Central European literature and culture at New York University [Prague campus] and Lecturer at...
Aleksander Blok: The Tragedy of Two Truths (guest lecture) 7
The Lonely Vision of Alexander Blok (Blok's Vowel Fugue Revisited) 9
Some Reminiscences in Blok: Vampirism and Its Antecedents 25
John E. Bowlt:
Here and There: The Question of Space in Blok's Poetry 43
Anna Lisa Crone:
Blok's "Venecija" and Molnii iskusstva as Inspiration to Mandel'shtam:...
Yale Russian and East European Publications
O pansemantichnosti poeticheskogo teksta i sposobakh ego prochteniia
"Trzech Budrysow"/A. S. Pushkin: "Budrys i ego synov'ia"
N. A. Nekrasov
A. A. Fet
"Moego tot bezumstva zhelal"
V. I. Ivanov
B. L. Pasternak
M. I. Cvetaeva
A. A. Akhmatova
"Iz tsikla `Tashkentskie stranitsy'"
I. A. Brodskii...
An analysis of the lyrics and literary criticism of Innokentij Annenskij both as a means of understanding an important and insufficiently studied poet and as a vehicle for studying the impact of Annenskij's aesthetic theory and practice on the literary doctrine of the Acmeists. The discussion of Annenskij's work is supplemented by an exploration of the essays comprising the Acmeist...
In the novel Envy Jurij Olesha addressed one of the most critical issues of his time -- the impact of the October Revolution on Soviet intellectuals. This issue is part of the larger cultural and literary paradigm which surfaced in the nineteenth century, namely, the isolation of intellectuals from both the autocracy and the lower classes. Since open condemnation of...