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...
Among the many paradoxes in Tolstoy's thought and action there is the dichotomy between his tremendous authority as an artist and his supposedly inconsequential, wrong-headed views on aesthetics, expressed in the treatise What is Art? The conventional view is that for many complex and obscure reasons Tolstoy in his old age abandoned all his artistic accomplishments and all his understanding...