Finding the Middle Ground

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ISBN 978-0-8101-1714-3
Publication Date
May 2004
Page Count
296 pages
Trim Size
6 1/8 x 9 1/4

Finding the Middle Ground

Krestovskii, Tur, and the Power of Ambivalence in Nineteenth-Century Russian Women's Prose
Jehanne Gheith

Though among the most prominent writers in Russia in the mid-nineteenth century, Evgeniia Tur (1815-92) and V. Krestovskii (1820-89) are now little known. By looking in depth at these writers, their work, and their historical and aesthetic significance, Jehanne M Gheith shows how taking women's writings into account transforms traditional understandings of the field of nineteenth-century Russian literature. Gheith's analysis of these writers' biographies, prose, and criticism intervenes in debates about the Russian literary tradition in general, Russian women's writing in particular, and feminist criticism on female authors and authority as it has largely been developed in and for Western contexts.

About the Author
Jehanne M Gheith is an associate professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Duke University.