Utopian Reality

Reconstructing Culture in Revolutionary Russia and Beyond

Christina Lodder, Maria Kokkori and Maria Mileeva

Status: 
€96,00
$133.00
ISBN13: 
9789004263208
E-ISBN: 
9789004263222
Publication Date: 
October 2013
Format: 
Hardback
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ISSN: 
1877-7791
Volume: 
14

Ben Hellman

Russian children's literature has a history that goes back over 400 years. This book offers a comprehensive study of its development, setting Russian authors and their books in the context of translated literature, critical debates and official cultural policy.
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Volume: 
13
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004256378
Publication date: 
August 2013

Translated and edited by Alexei Lalo

This anthology of Russian erotic writings of 1900 to 1940 consists of texts previously unavailable in English. They all reflect the fascinating, albeit laborious, nature of the "birth of the body" in the Russian literature and culture of the period.
Series: 
Volume: 
12
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004237759
Publication date: 
October 2012

Boris Dralyuk, University of California, Los Angeles

This book examines the staggering popularity of early-twentieth-century Russian detective serials, traditionally maligned as “Pinkertonovshchina,” and posits the “red Pinkerton” as a vital “missing link” between pre- and post-Revolutionary popular literature.
Series: 
Volume: 
11
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004233102
Publication date: 
September 2012

Dina Khapaeva, Georgia Institute of Technology — translated by Rosie Tweddle

An analysis of the novels of Maturin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Mann, Lovecraft and Pelevin through the prism of their interest in investigating the nature of the nightmare reveals the unstudied features of the nightmare as a mental state and traces the mosaic of coincidences leading from literary...
Series: 
Volume: 
10
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004222755
Publication date: 
November 2012

Natalia Murray

The first biography of Nikolay Punin, this book offers a comprehensive analysis of his life in the context of Russian political, social and cultural history in the first half of the 20th century.
Series: 
Volume: 
9
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004204751
Publication date: 
June 2012

Alexei Lalo

The monograph explores traditions of expressing the body and sexuality (designated as "silence" and "burlesque") throughout Russia's literary history, with a particular focus on how these traditions affect the literary modernization during the Silver Age (1890-1921) and...
Series: 
Volume: 
8
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004211193
Publication date: 
September 2011

Kåre Johan Mjør

Reformulating Russia provides a thorough narratological and contextual analysis of Russian émigré historiography as it appears in Georgii Fedotov’s Saints of Ancient Russia, Georgii Florovskii’s The Ways of Russian Theology, Nikolai Berdiaev’s The Russian Idea and...
Series: 
Volume: 
7
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004192867
Publication date: 
May 2011

Kati Parppei

Contributing, for instance, to the fields of nationality and borderland studies, this book offers a fascinating study of the process of “writing a worthy past” for the Russian Orthodox monastery of Valaam during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Series: 
Volume: 
6
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004202221
Publication date: 
May 2011

Jarrett Zigon

Based on life-historical research with five Muscovites, this book provides an intimate portrait of their experience of the post-Soviet years as a period of intense refashioning of moral personhood. This process is revealed as uniquely personal, socially shared, and globally influenced.
Series: 
Volume: 
5
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004183711
Publication date: 
March 2010

Cynthia Hyla Whittaker

This book elaborates the origins of the famed Russian style and celebrates the seminal role that Fedor Solntsev plays in its development, thus rescuing from near obscurity this pioneer in the arts of the nineteenth century and in the formation of the defining image of Imperial Russia.
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Volume: 
4
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004183438
Publication date: 
July 2010

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