Russian Village Prose : The Radiant Past

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1992-10-01
  • Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr

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Kathleen Parthe offers the first comprehensive examination of the controversial literary movement 'Russian Village Prose.' This important development is treated here with a thorough discussion of all the political implications of these rural narratives. Nevertheless, the center of Parthe's work remains her exploration of the parameters that constitute a 'code of reading' for works of Village Prose. The appendixes contain a translation and analysis of a particularly fine example of Russian Village Prose.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
A Note on Transliteration and Translationp. xvii
Russian Village Prosep. 2
The Parameters of Village Prosep. 3
The Question of Genrep. 13
The Poetics of Village Prosep. 29
Time, Backward!p. 48
Borrowed Time: Metaphors for Loss in Village Prosep. 64
The Village Prose Writers and Their Criticsp. 81
Two Detectives in Search of Village Prosep. 99
Rewriting and Rereading Literary Historyp. 113
Kondyrp. 129
Kondyr: a Parametric Analysisp. 140
Notesp. 149
Indexp. 189
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