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223 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
""Peindre. Un homme a passé sa vie à peindre. Et quand je dis sa vie entendez bien. Le reste est gesticulation. Peindre est sa vie. Que peint-il ? Des fruits, des fleurs, l'entrée d'un roi dans une ville ? Tout ce qui s'explique est autre chose que la vie. Que sa vie. Sa vie est peindre. Inexplicablement." écrit le poète Louis Aragon. Lorsque Marc Chagall disparaît le 28 Mars -1985, la reconnaissance de son oeuvre est universelle. Peu de personnes cependant ont en mémoire les liens indéfectibles qu'il a toujours entretenus avec la poésie, en écrivant lui-même, gravant ou peignant au contact des écrivains et poètes de son temps. Sur les chemins de la poésie et dans ce "grand jeu de la couleur" dont a parlé son ami André Malraux, il aura forgé une oeuvre atypique, intense et généreuse. L'exposition, présentée au Fonds Hélène & Édouard Leclerc pour la Culture, réunit des oeuvres majeures provenant de musées internationaux et de collections privées. Ces oeuvres illustrent le thème de la Bible et les événements qui ont marqué la vie de Chagall: la révolution, la guerre, l'exil... ainsi que des textes essentiels du passé qui lui ont servi d'appui pour de grands livres illustrés: Jean de La Fontaine, Gogol... Des écrivains ou poètes dont Chagall fut l'ami proche, Guillaume Apollinaire, André Malraux, Louis Aragon... disent également d'autres rencontres d'exception qu'il fit en son temps."--Page 4 of cover.
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572 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Literaturot͡sentrizm kak modus russkoĭ kulʹtury : struktura i istoricheskai͡a dinamika i͡avlenii͡a
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3. Lolita [2016]

ix, 259 pages ; 24 cm.
In-depth critical discussions of Vladimir Nabokov's novel - Plus complimentary, unlimited online access to the full content of this great literary reference. Vladimir Nabokov's controversial novel tells the story of Humbert Humbert, a 37-year-old literary scholar passionately in love with his 12-year-old stepdaughter. This compilation of critical essays examines the controversy behind Lolita's reception, Humbert Humbert's role as an unreliable narrator, connections to Nabokov's other works, and comparisons to the 1962 film adaptation. Each essay is 2,500 to 5,000 words in length, and all essays conclude with a list of "Works Cited, " along with endnotes. Finally, the volume's appendixes offer a section of useful reference resources: About This Volume; Critical Context: Original Introductory Essays; Critical Readings: Original In-Depth Essays; Further Readings; Detailed Bibliography; Detailed Bio of the Editor; General Subject Index.
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1 online resource (xi, 241 pages).
  • Table of Contents Abbreviations for Titles of Nabokov's Works and Biography Introduction Nabokov's Morality Play Michael Rodgers and Susan Elizabeth Sweeney Responsible Reading 1 "And So the Password Is-?": Nabokov and the Ethics of Rereading Tom Whalen 2 Nabokov and Dostoevsky: Good Writer, Bad Reader? Julian Connolly 3 The Will to Disempower? Nabokov and His Readers Michael Rodgers Good and Evil 4 Nabokov's God-- God's Nabokov Samuel Schuman 5 By Trial and Terror Gennady Barabtarlo 6 The Aesthetics of Moral Contradiction in Some Early Nabokov Novels David Rampton Agency and Altruism 7 Loving and Giving in Nabokov's The Gift Jacqueline Hamrit 8 Kinbote's Heroism Laurence Piercy The Ethics of Representation 9 Whether Judgments, Sentences, and Executions Satisfy the Moral Sense in Nabokov Susan Elizabeth Sweeney 10 The Art of Morality, or on Lolita Leland de la Durantaye 11 "Obnoxious Preoccupation with Sex Organs": The Ethics and Aesthetics of Representing Sex Elspeth Jajdelska 12 Modern Mimesis Michael Wood Notes on Contributors Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137596666 20161010
The first collection to address the vexing issue of Nabokov's moral stances, this book argues that he designed his novels and stories as open-ended ethical problems for readers to confront. In a dozen new essays, international Nabokov scholars tackle those problems directly while addressing such questions as whether Nabokov was a bad reader, how he defined evil, if he believed in God, and how he constructed fictional works that led readers to become aware of their own moral positions. In order to elucidate his engagement with aesthetics, metaphysics, and ethics, Nabokov and the Question of Morality explores specific concepts in the volume's four sections: "Responsible Reading, " "Good and Evil, " "Agency and Altruism, " and "The Ethics of Representation." By bringing together fresh insights from leading Nabokovians and emerging scholars, this book establishes new interdisciplinary contexts for Nabokov studies and generates lively readings of works from his entire career.
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xi, 297 pages ; 25 cm.
This volume focuses on several Russian authors among many who immigrated to Israel with the "big wave" of the 1990s or later, and whose largest part of their works was written in Israel: Dina Rubina, Nekod Singer, Elizaveta Mikhailichenko and Yury Nesis, and Mikhail Yudson. They are popular and active authors on the Israeli scene, in the printed and electronic media, and some of them are also editors of the renowned journals and authors of literary and cultural reviews and essays. They constitute a new generation of Jewish-Russian writers: diasporic Russians and new Israelis.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781618115287 20170117
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191 pages ; 21 cm
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718 pages ; 21 cm
  • Kniga 1. Blok. Esenin. Mai͡akovskiĭ
  • Kniga 2. Ot Annenskogo do Pasternaka.
  • Книга 1. Блок. Есенин. Маяковский
  • Книга 2. От Анненского до Пастернака.
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xxii, 579 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Preface to the second edition Mikhail Epstein Preface to the first edition Thomas Epstein Introduction Slobodanka Vladiv-Glover PART I: THE MAKING OF RUSSIAN POSTMODERNISM Chapter 1. The Dialectics of Hyper: From Modernism to Postmodernism Mikhail Epstein Chapter 2. Postmodernism, Communism, and Sots - Art Mikhail Epstein Chapter 3. Representation of the Other in the Literature of 1960s Slobodanka Vladiv-Glover Chapter 4. Perestroika as a Literary Paradigm Shift Alexander Genis PART II: MANIFESTOS OF RUSSIAN POSTMODERNISM A: Literary Manifestos Mikhail Epstein Chapter 5. Theses on Metarealism and Conceptualism (1983) Chapter 6. On Olga Sedakova and Lev Rubinshtein (1984) Chapter 7. What is Metarealism? Facts and Hypotheses (1986) Chapter 8. What is Metabole? On the Third Trope (1986) Chapter 9. Like a Corpse in the Desert: On the New Moscow Poetry (1987) Chapter 10. A Catalogue of New Poetries (1987) B: Cultural Manifestos Mikhail Epstein Chapter 11. Essayism: An Essay on the Essay (1982) Chapter 12. The Ecology of Thinking (1982) Chapter 13. Minimal Religion (1982) Chapter 14. The Age of Universalism (1983) Chapter 15. The Paradox of Acceleration (1985) PART III: SOCIALIST REALISM AND POSTMODERNISM Chapter 16. Archaic Post-Modernism: the Aesthetics of Andrei Sinyavsky Alexander Genis Chapter 17. Post-Modernism and Socialist Realism: From Sinyavsky to Sorokin Alexander Genis Chapter 18. Borders and Metamorphoses: Victor Pelevin in the Context of Post-Soviet Literature Alexander Genis PART IV: CONCEPTUALISM Chapter 19. The New Model of Discourse in Post - Sovet Fiction: Liudmila Petrushevskaia and Tatiana Tolstaia Slobodanka Vladiv-Glover Chapter 20. Vladimir Sorokin, Conceptualism, Excremental Poetics Slobodanka Vladiv-Glover Chapter 21. Emptiness as a Technique : Word and Image in Ilya Kabakov Mikhail Epstein Chapter 22. The Philosophical Implications of Russian Conceptualism Mikhail Epstein PART V: POSTMODERNISM AND SPIRITUALITY Chapter 23. Post-Atheism: from Apophatic Theology to "Minimal Religion" Mikhail Epstein Chapter 24. Onions and Cabbages: Paradigms of Contemporary Culture Alexander Genis Chapter 25. The Charms of Entropy and New Sentimentality Mikhail Epstein Conclusion: On the Place of Postmodernism in Postmodernity Mikhail Epstein Notes on Contributors Select Bibliography Mikhail Epstein, Slobodanka Vladiv-Glover Index of Names Index of Subjects.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781782388647 20160619
Recent decades have been decisive for Russia not only politically but culturally as well. The end of the Cold War has enabled Russia to take part in the global rise and crystallization of postmodernism. This volume investigates the manifestations of this crucial trend in Russian fiction, poetry, art, and spirituality, demonstrating how Russian postmodernism is its own unique entity. It offers a point of departure and valuable guide to an area of contemporary literary-cultural studies insufficiently represented in English-language scholarship. This second edition includes additional essays on the topic and a new introduction examining more contemporary developments.
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Green Library
221 pages ; 22 cm.
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506 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Der russische Neoprimitivismus im engeren Sinne war Anfang der 10er Jahre des 20. Jahrhunderts ein zentrales Stück der russischen Bildkunst an der Schwelle zwischen Symbolismus bzw. Jugendstil und Avantgarde, zwischen Neoimpressionismus, Futurismus und Suprematismus. Hauptvertreter dieser vitalen Strömung waren Klassiker der russischen Moderne: Michail Larionov, Natalija Goncarova, Kasimir Malevic, Vasili Kandinski u.v.a. Sie verbanden die in jener Periode nach Russland importierten westlichen Primitivismen eines Picasso oder Braque mit der so reichen eigenen Tradition einer noch voll lebendigen Exotik der eigenen Folklore, des Schamanismus und der eben erst als Kunst entdeckten Ikonen- und Freskenmalerei des Mittelalters. Erstmals werden die intermediale Beziehung der neoprimitivistischen Bildkunst mit analogen Tendenzen in der Poesie der Symbolisten und Futuristen sowie die primitivistischen Tendenzen in der frühen Sowjetprosa untersucht.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xvi, 285 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Aleksandr Blok's other body
  • Marina Tsvetaeva's verses to Blok
  • Sex, love, and liturgy : Mikhail Kuzmin's revisions of Sophia
  • "Through dark vaults" : the Byzantine imaginary of poem without a hero
  • Osip Mandelstam's eucharist
  • Cultural transformation as transdisfiguration in Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago
  • Ol'ga Sedakova's religious humanism
  • Appendix: The shape of the liturgy.
Unorthodox Beauty shows how Russian poets of the early twentieth century consciously adapted Russian Orthodox culture in order to create a distinctly religious modernism. Martha M. F. Kelly contends that, beyond mere themes, these writersdeveloped an entire poetics that drew on liturgical tradition. Specifically, Russian Orthodoxy held out the possibility of unifying spirit and matter, as well as a host of other dichotomies-subject and object, empirical and irrational, noumena and phenomena. The artist could produce a work of transformative and regenerative power. Using a range of crossdisciplinary tools, Kelly reads key works by Blok, Kuzmin, Akhmatova, and Pasternak in ways that illustrate how profoundly religious traditions and ideas shaped Russian modernist literature.
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718 pages ; 22 cm
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272 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Contents: Nailya Garipova: Introduction: the gallery of Nabokov's women - Elena Ukhova: "An ideal spouse for a writer": the reality and myths in Vera Nabokov's life - Alexandra Popoff: Vera's role in Nabokov's life and prose - Frances Peltz Assa: Remorse and Nabokov's women - Priscilla Meyer: Carmencita: Valentina Shulgina. The evolution of Eros in Nabokov's work - Nora Scholz: "Or of the air itself": Nabokov's "mothers" as bearers of spiritual understanding - Julian W. Connolly: Fetching yet faithless: problematic mistresses in Nabokov's fiction - Alexia Gassin: The Nabokovian society woman: a Kirchner's cocotte? - Sabina Metzger: "A weird place": Nabokov and the topography of the foreign governess - Akiko Nakata: Narrating her own absence: the narrator and protagonist of A Slice of Life - Svetlana Stefanova Radoulska: Making sense of death: inaccessible women in Nabokov's short stories - Ljuba Tarvi: An invisible harlequin in Nabokov's last novel: "You" in the protagonist's world and afterworld - Juan Ignacio Guijarro Gonzalez: "Fires of my loins": female characters in Vladimir Nabokov's Pnin.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783034320566 20160725
Despite the considerable amount of criticism that Vladimir Nabokov's literary legacy has produced since the sixties, the studies on his female characters are scarce, except the ones on Lolita. This volume delves into Nabokov's women from different perspectives and points of view. The contributions are from different parts of the world, some from prominent scholars. These Nabokovians study the gender issue in Nabokov's life and art, paying tribute to his women. The volume has two closely connected parts. In the first one, the reader can find biographical essays that discuss the role of the real women in Nabokov's life and how their love, support and suffering are reflected in his prose. The second part deals with Nabokov's women in his fiction. There is a discussion of the representation of female voices.
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269 pages ; 24 cm.
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821 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm.
Green Library
vii, 393 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
  • M.L. Gasparov: two letters and an enclosure (1980-81) / Barbara Heldt and G. S. Smith
  • The Russian caesura: rhythm, syntax, and semantics / Michael Wachtel
  • Russian Kýbelē: equivalencies in translation and Catullus's poem 63 / Emily Klenin
  • The rhythmic structure of The tales of Belkin and the peculiarities of a poet's prose / Evgeny Kazartsev
  • The city and the lock: Pushkin's miniature lyric / Alexander Zholkovsky
  • Hidden pictures: Slutsky's iconicity and Mayakovsky's legacy / Nila Friedberg
  • The last stump and the forgotten leaf: images of trees in Marina Tsvetaeva's poetry of identity and alienation / Alyssa Dinega Gillespie
  • Intertextuality as critique in Khlebnikov: towards a reading of "Serpent train" / Henry W. Pickford
  • "Our song": Bella Akhmadulina as translator of Hovanes Tumanian's poem "My song" / Sonia I. Ketchian
  • The cod, the hawk, and 1975: Brodsky's point of no return / David Bethea
  • Eisenstein's Bezhin meadow: hagiography and puericide / Sara Pankenier Weld
  • Being eccentric like Vasily Rozanov: how Andrei Siniavsky-Terts and Venedikt Erofeev resisted Socialist Realism / Edith W. Clowes
  • Out of Africa: Aleksandr Grin's novel The treasure of the African mountains (1925) / Nicholas Luker
  • Not by bread alone: Maxim Gorky's sacramental metaphors / Amy Singleton Adams
  • "Undivided yet merged": Maxim Gorky's concept of personhood in "the disintegration of personality" / Erich Lippmann
  • Senile reflections on the "Kreutzer complex" / Hugh McLean
  • The love quadrangle in Andrei Bely's Petersburg / John Kopper
  • The Number Devil and the Mermaid of Math: Chekhov's "Ward six" / Cathy Popkin
  • Dostoevsky's ellipses and Dostoevsky's realism in The dead house / Liza Knapp
  • The sociolinguistics of variation in Odessan Russian / Lenore A. Grenoble
  • Genrikh Altshuller, TRIZ, and the Eeyore problem in Soviet science fiction / Yvonne Howell.
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223 pages
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18. Dnevnik. 2008 [2015]

574 pages ; 22 cm
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159 pages
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285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • List of IllustrationsA Note on TransliterationIntroduction1. Translating the Ethnic Avant-Garde2. The Avant-Garde's Asia: Factography and Roar China3. From Avant-Garde to Authentic: Revisiting Langston Hughes's "Moscow Movie"4. Cold War Pluralism: The New York Intellectuals Respond to Soviet Anti-SemitismAfterword: Chinese Communism, Cultural Revolution, and American MulticulturalismAcknowledgmentsNotesBibliographyCredits and PermissionsIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231173520 20160619
During the 1920s and 1930s, American minority artists and writers collaborated extensively with the Soviet avant-garde, seeking to build a revolutionary society that would end racial discrimination and advance progressive art. Making what Claude McKay called "the magic pilgrimage" to the Soviet Union, these intellectuals placed themselves at the forefront of modernism, using radical cultural and political experiments to reimagine identity and decenter the West. Shining rare light on these efforts, The Ethnic Avant-Garde makes a unique contribution to interwar literary, political, and art history, drawing extensively on Russian archives, travel narratives, and artistic exchanges to establish the parameters of an undervalued "ethnic avant-garde." These writers and artists cohered around distinct forms that mirrored Soviet techniques of montage, fragment, and interruption. They orbited interwar Moscow, where the international avant-garde converged with the Communist International. The book explores Vladimir Mayakovsky's 1925 visit to New York City via Cuba and Mexico, during which he wrote Russian-language poetry in an "Afro-Cuban" voice; Langston Hughes's translations of these poems while in Moscow, which he visited to assist on a Soviet film about African American life; a futurist play condemning Western imperialism in China, which became Broadway's first major production to feature a predominantly Asian American cast; and efforts to imagine the Bolshevik Revolution as Jewish messianic arrest, followed by the slow political disenchantment of the New York Intellectuals. Through an absorbing collage of cross-ethnic encounters that also include Herbert Biberman, Sergei Eisenstein, Paul Robeson, and Vladimir Tatlin, this work remaps global modernism along minority and Soviet-centered lines, further advancing the avant-garde project of seeing the world anew.
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