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This edited volume assembles the work of leading international scholars in a comprehensive history of Russian literary theory and criticism from 1917 to the post-Soviet age. By examining the dynamics of literary criticism and theory in three arenas—political, intellectual, and institutional—the authors capture the progression and structure of Russian literary criticism and its changing function and discourse. The chapters follow early movements such as formalism, the Bakhtin Circle, Proletklut, futurism, the fellow-travelers, and the Russian Association of Proletarian Writers. By the cultural revolution of 1928, literary criticism became a mechanism of Soviet policies, synchronous with official ideology. The chapters follow theory and criticism into the 1930s with examinations of the Union of Soviet Writers, semantic paleontology, and socialist realism under Stalin. A more "humanized" literary criticism appeared during the ravaging years of World War II, only to be supplanted by a return to the party line, Soviet heroism, and anti-Semitism in the late Stalinist period. During Khrushchev's Thaw, there was a remarkable rise in liberal literature and criticism, that was later refuted in the nationalist movement of the "long" 1970s. The same decade saw, on the other hand, the rise to prominence of semiotics and structuralism. Postmodernism and a strong revival of academic literary studies have shared the stage since the start of the post-Soviet era. For the first time anywhere, this collection analyzes all of the important theorists and major critical movements during a tumultuous ideological period in Russian history, including developments in émigré literary theory and criticism.

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. iii-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-vii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. ix-xvi
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  1. 1. Literary Criticism during the revolution and the civil war, 1917–1921
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. 2. Literary Criticism and Cultural Policy During the New Economic Policy, 1921–1927
  2. pp. 17-42
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  1. 3. Literary Criticism and the transformations of the literary field during the cultural revolution, 1928–1932
  2. pp. 43-63
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  1. 4. Literary theory in the 1920s
  2. pp. 64-109
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  1. 5. Soviet literary criticism and the formulation of the aesthetics of social ist realism, 1932–1940
  2. pp. 90-108
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  1. 6. Soviet literary theory in the 1930s
  2. pp. 109-143
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  1. 7. Russian émigré literary criticism and theory between the world wars
  2. pp. 144-162
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  1. 8. Literary criticism and the institution of literature in the era of war and late stalinism, 1941–1953
  2. pp. 163-183
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  1. 9. Literary criticism during the thaw
  2. pp. 184-206
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  1. 10. Literary criticism of the long 1970s and the fate of soviet liberalism
  2. pp. 207-229
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  1. 11. Discoveries and advances in literary theory, 1960s–1980s
  2. pp. 230-249
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  1. 12. Literary criticism and the end of the soviet system, 1985–1991
  2. pp. 250-268
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  1. 13. The alter ego
  2. pp. 269-386
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  1. 14. Post-soviet literary criticism
  2. pp. 287-305
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  1. 15. Post-soviet literary studies
  2. pp. 306-322
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  1. Appendix
  2. pp. 323-327
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 329-390
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 391-394
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 395-406
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780822977445
Print ISBN
9780822944119
MARC Record
OCLC
822218954
Launched on MUSE
2012-11-02
Language
English
Open Access
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