9780810117884

And Quiet Flows the Vodka, or When Pushkin Comes to Shove: The Curmudgeon's Guide to Russian Literature With the Devil's Dictionary of Received Ideas : Alphabetical Reflections on the Loathsomeness of Russia,

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    9780810117884

  • ISBN10:

    0810117886

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-05-01
  • Publisher: Northwestern Univ Pr
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Author Biography

Alicia Chudo is best known as the founder of the discipline of misanthropology. Andrew Sobesednikov is an assistant fellow of the Interlocutors Foundation for the Promotion of One-Sided Debate. Both are pseudonyms of Gary Saul Morson

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface 7(11)
Beginnings: The Primary School Chronicle and Prince Vladimir
11(4)
Boris and Gleb and Russian Military Strategy
15(2)
The Hilarious Sermon
17(2)
The Igor Tale
19(6)
The Eighteenth Century
25(2)
Pushkin
27(6)
Gogol, with His Story ``Kleptonasia''
33(6)
Herzen and Ogarev
39(4)
Dostoevsky's Unfinished Novel, Torture (from the Notebooks to The Idiot): With Commentary
43(22)
Tolstoy
65(12)
Scene from Chekhov's Play The Dodo
77(6)
The History of Russian Criticism and Thought
83(20)
Notes on the Twentieth Century
103(54)
Early Twentieth Century: The Age of Pseudonyms
103(2)
The Nothingist Manifesto (Complete Text)
105(2)
Formalism and Socialist Realism
107(2)
Mikhail Bakhtin
109(4)
Poetry of 1920
113(3)
Poetry of the 1930s: The Art of Translation
116(2)
Three New Stories
118(2)
Daniil Kharms
The Era of Torpor
120(2)
Postcommunism, Postmodernism
122(2)
Three Reports from Minsk
124(6)
Sobesednikov's Dream: Dialogues of the Dead
130(5)
Appendicitis
Appendix 1: The Awful Russian Language
135(8)
Appendix 2: Key Dates in Russian History
143(3)
Appendix 3: Classifieds Reclassified: Advertising Russian History
146(7)
Appendix 4: Chudo's Familiar Quotations from Russian Culture
153(4)
Conclusion: Two Dialogues of the Dead on Essential Russianness 157(4)
An Invitation to Be Bribed 161(2)
A Note on the Author and Editor 163(4)
Editor's Preface 167(4)
The Devil's Dictionary of Received Ideas 171(78)
A Note on the Author and Editor 249

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