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...
The purpose of the present collection is to underscore the vital role that parody, satire and intertextuality have played historically and continue to play in Russian literature and culture. Not intended as a comprehensive treatment, Against the Grain instead incorporates essays that treat specific writers and works and selected themes. For that reason and because of limitations of space, the...
Contents: Joachim T. Baer: Mixail Kuzmin's Lesok: A Rococo Work in the Twentieth Century 7 Robert L. Belknap: Memory in The Brothers Karamazov 24 G. Koolemans Beynen: The Slavic Animal Language Tales 42 Leon T. Blaszczyk: The Mickiewicz Generation and The Classical Heritage: A Contribution to the Study of Polish Neo-Humanism 48 Evelyn Bristol: Romanticism and Naturalism in the Works of the Russian Futurists 82...
I. The Un/Sayable
1. Renate Lachmann The Semantic Construction of the Void
2. Jurij Lotman The Truth as Lie in Gogol's Poetics
3. Mikhail N. Epshtein The Irony of Style: The Demonic Element in Gogol's Concept of Russia
4. Christopher Putney Gogol's Theology of Privation and the Devil in Ivan Fedorovič Špon'ka
5. Susi Frank Negativity Turns Positive: Mediations Upon...
Papers from an international conference on Aleksej Remizov, held at Amherst, Mass in 1985.
Contents Greta N. Slobin
Neizvestnyi pisatel' Remizov 13
Translating Remizov 19
Literaturnaia Maska Alekseia Remizova 25
Volwebnaia skazka v knige A. Remizova Iveren 41
Petersburg Dreams 51
Peter Ulf Moller
Some Observations on Remizov's Humor 113
Remizovskie pis'mena 121...
The Russian Gothic Novel surveys the long-overlooked subject of the Gothic novel in Russia. It focuses upon a variety of Russian writers, ranging from Karamzin and Bestuzhev-Marlinsky to Dostoevsky, Turgenev and Tolstoy, who were influenced by British Gothicists like Ann Radcliffe. The excitement and dynamism of the Gothic has long been ignored, as has the infusion of spirit into Russian...