The Author as Hero

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ISBN 978-0-8101-2807-1
Publication Date
August 2011
Page Count
147 pages
Trim Size
6 1/8 x 9 1/4

The Author as Hero

Self and Tradition in Bulgakov, Pasternak, and Nabokov
Justin Weir

Justin Weir develops a persuasive analysis of the complex relationship between authorial self-reflection and literary tradition in three of the most famous Russian novels of the first half of the twentieth century: Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita, Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago, and Nabokov's The Gift. With Weir's innovative interpretation, and its compelling historical, cultural, and theoretical insights, The Author as Hero offers a new view of an important moment in the evolution of Russian literature.

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