Telling Silence

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ISBN 978-0-8101-1108-0
Publication Date
January 1994
Page Count
179 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9 1/4
ISBN
0-8101-1108-X

Telling Silence

Russian Frame Narratives of Renunciation
Charles Isenberg

Isenberg discusses frame narrative and its relation to genre in one set of Russian short classics on the theme of erotic renunciation. Drawing on rich critical tradition and on contemporary work in narratology, Isenberg analyzes Turgenev's "First Love," Dostoevsky's "gentle Creature,", Tolstoy's "Kreutzer Sonata," and works by Chekhov, Kharms, and Makanin to provide new insight into the frame narrative of passion.
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