Russian Subjects

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ISBN 978-0-8101-1524-8

Paper Text – $34.95

ISBN 978-0-8101-1525-5
Publication Date
May 1998
Page Count
449 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9

Russian Subjects

Empire, Nation, and the Culture of the Golden Age
Monika Greenleaf and Stephen Moeller-Sally

Although Russia's major Golden Age writers have had numerous book-length studies devoted to them by distinguished American slavists, no Western collection of essays has examined in comprehensive yet rigorous fashion the many literary pathways by which Russians imagined and revised their modern identity as a people. In this collection of important new essays, poetic works by Derzhavin, Krylov, Batiushkov, Pushkin, Girboedov, Lermontov, and, in a novel interaction, Baratynsky and Russia's first woman poet, Pavlova, are resituated within the force fields of contradictory cultural pressures, as are the best-selling prose narratives of Narezhnyi, Karamzin, Bestuzhev-Marlinsky, Viazemsky, Senkovsky, Gogol, and Pushkin.

About the Author
"This is the best collection of articles about the Golden Age that I have ever read." --William Mills Todd III, Harvard University