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The Resource Russian modernism : the transfiguration of the everyday, Stephen C. Hutchings

Russian modernism : the transfiguration of the everyday, Stephen C. Hutchings

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Russian modernism : the transfiguration of the everyday
Title
Russian modernism
Title remainder
the transfiguration of the everyday
Statement of responsibility
Stephen C. Hutchings
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores the unique way in which Russian culture constructs the notion of everyday life, or byt, and offers the first unified reading of Silver-age narrative which it repositions at the centre of Russian modernism. Drawing on semiotics and theology, Stephen C. Hutchings argues that byt emerged from a dialogue between two traditions, one reflected in western representational aesthetics for which daily existence figures as neutral and normative, the other encapsulated in the Orthodox emphasis on iconic embodiment. Hutchings identifies early 'Decadent' formulations of byt as a milestone after which writers from Chekhov to Rozanov sought to affirm the iconic potential hidden in Russian realism's critique of representationalism. Provocative, yet careful, textual analyses reveal a consistent urge to redefine art's function as one not of representing life, but of transfiguring the everyday
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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Hutchings, Stephen C
Dewey number
891.7309/112
Index
index present
LC call number
PG3096.M35
LC item number
H88 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge studies in Russian literature
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Russian fiction
  • Russian fiction
  • Manners and customs in literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Modernism (Literature)
Label
Russian modernism : the transfiguration of the everyday, Stephen C. Hutchings
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Narrative and the everyday: myth, image, sign, icon, life -- The development of byt in nineteenth-century Russian literature -- Enacting the present: Chekhov, art and the everyday -- Fedor Sologub's aesthetics of narrative excess -- The struggle with byt in Belyi's Kotik Letaev and the christened chinaman -- Breaking the circle of the self: Vasilii Rozanov's discourse of pure intimacy -- At the "I" of the storm: the iconic self in Remizov's whirlwind Russia
Control code
CR9780511585555
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 295 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521580090
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Russian modernism : the transfiguration of the everyday, Stephen C. Hutchings
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Narrative and the everyday: myth, image, sign, icon, life -- The development of byt in nineteenth-century Russian literature -- Enacting the present: Chekhov, art and the everyday -- Fedor Sologub's aesthetics of narrative excess -- The struggle with byt in Belyi's Kotik Letaev and the christened chinaman -- Breaking the circle of the self: Vasilii Rozanov's discourse of pure intimacy -- At the "I" of the storm: the iconic self in Remizov's whirlwind Russia
Control code
CR9780511585555
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 295 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521580090
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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