A Plot of Her Own

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ISBN 978-0-8101-1298-8

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ISBN 978-0-8101-1224-7
Publication Date
June 1995
Page Count
164 pages
Trim Size
6 1/8 x 9 1/4

A Plot of Her Own

The Female Protagonist in Russian Literature
Sona Stephan Hoisington

A Plot of Her Own presents compelling new readings of major texts in the Russian literary canon, all of which are readily available in translation. The female protagonists in the works examined are inextricably linked with the fundamental issues raised by the novels they inform; the interpretations offered strive not to be reductive or doctrinaire, not to be imposed from the outside but to arise from the texts themselves and the historical circumstances in which they were written. Authors discussed include Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Bulgakov, and the novels considered range from Fathers and Children to Zamyatin's anti-Utopian We. Throughout, the contributors new visions expand our understanding of the words and reveal new significance in them.

About the Author

Sona Stephan Hoisington is professor emerita of Russian at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

"Sona Stephan Hoisington has collected nine essays of high quality that address a hot topic, the issue of women in Russia." —The Slavic and East European Journal