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Author Lounsbery, Anne, author
Title Life is elsewhere : symbolic geography in the Russian provinces, 1800-1917 / Anne Lounsbery
Imprint Ithaca : Northern Illinois University Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2019
book jacket
LOCATION CALL # STATUS OPACMSG BARCODE
 Modern History Library  891.7003 L889    DUE 04-28-23    30550100666328
 Chinese Lit.&Phi. Lib.  880.295 L889    AVAILABLE    30580003491391
Descript x, 344 pages : maps ; 23 cm
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Series NIU series in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies
NIU series in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Geography, history, trope : facts on the ground -- Before the provinces : pastoral and anti-pastoral in Pushkin's countryside inventing provincial backwardness, or, "Everything is barbarous and horrid" (Herzen, Sollogub, and others) -- "This is Paris itself!" : Gogol in the town of N -- "I do beg of you, wait, and compare!" : Goncharov, Belinsky, and provincial taste -- Back home : the provincial lives of Turgenev's cosmopolitans -- Transcendence deferred : women writers in the provinces -- Melnikov and Leskov, or, What is regionalism in Russia? -- Centering and decentering in Dostoevsky and Tolstoy -- "Everything here is accidental" : Chekhov's geography of meaninglessness -- In the end : Shchedrin, Sologub, and terminal provinciality -- Conclusion : the provinces in the twentieth century
"Author shows how nineteenth-century Russian literature created an imaginary place called "the provinces"--a place at once homogeneous, static, anonymous, and symbolically opposed to Petersburg and Moscow"-- Provided by publisher
Link Online version: Lounsbery, Anne. Life is elsewhere Ithaca : Northern Illinois University Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2019. 9781501747939 (DLC) 2019023348
Subject Russian literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism
Country life in literature
Regionalism in literature
Country life -- Russia -- History -- 19th century
Regionalism -- Social aspects -- Russia -- History -- 19th century
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