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The Resource Charms of the cynical reason : the trickster's transformations in Soviet and post-Soviet culture, Mark Lipovetsky

Charms of the cynical reason : the trickster's transformations in Soviet and post-Soviet culture, Mark Lipovetsky

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Charms of the cynical reason : the trickster's transformations in Soviet and post-Soviet culture
Title
Charms of the cynical reason
Title remainder
the trickster's transformations in Soviet and post-Soviet culture
Statement of responsibility
Mark Lipovetsky
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The impetus for Charms of the Cynical Reason is the phenomenal and little-explored popularity of various tricksters flourishing in official and unofficial Soviet culture, as well as in the post-Soviet era. Mark Lipovetsky interprets this puzzling phenomenon through analysis of the most remarkable and fascinating literary and cinematic images of Soviet and post-Soviet tricksters, including such "cultural idioms" as Ostap Bender, Buratino, Stierlitz, and others. The steadily increasing charisma of Soviet tricksters from the 1920s to the 2000s is indicative of at least two fundamental features of both the Soviet and post-Soviet societies. First, tricksters reflect the constant presence of irresolvable contradictions and yawning gaps within the Soviet (as well as post-Soviet) social universe. Secondly, these characters epitomize the realm of cynical culture thus far unrecognized in Russian studies. Soviet tricksters present survival in a cynical, contradictory and inadequate world, not as a necessity, but as a field for creativity, play, and freedom. Through an analysis of the representation of tricksters in Soviet and post-Soviet culture, Lipovetsky attempts to draw a virtual map of the Soviet and post-Soviet cynical reason: to identify its symbols, discourses, contradictions, and by these means its historical development from the 1920s to the 2000s. --Book Jacket
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Lipovet︠s︡kiĭ, M. N.
Dewey number
891.73/409352
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PG3096.T75
LC item number
L56 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cultural revolutions: Russia in the twentieth century
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Russian fiction
  • Tricksters in literature
  • Tricksters in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Literature and society
  • Literature and society
Label
Charms of the cynical reason : the trickster's transformations in Soviet and post-Soviet culture, Mark Lipovetsky
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Modernizing the trickster;
  • The method: overidentification;
  • Why did Khurenito decide to die?
  • 3.
  • Ostap Bender: the King Is Born:
  • Ostap as trickster;
  • Social schizophrenia;
  • A kynical king of the cynics
  • 4.
  • Buratino: the Utopia of a Free Marionette:
  • 1.
  • Buratino as a mediator;
  • Buratino as an artist;
  • Buratino as a cynic
  • 5.
  • Venichka: a Tragic Trickster:
  • The trickster as the underground author;
  • Rituals of expenditure;
  • "I Will Not Explain to You Who Were These Four..."
  • 6.
  • Tricksters In Disguise: The Trickster's Transformations In The Soviet Film Of The 1960s-70s:
  • At The Heart Of Soviet Civilization:
  • "Reformed" tricksters in the comedies of the 70s-80s: Gaidai's Tricksters; Riazanov's Detochkin; Daneliia's Buzykin;
  • The art of alibi: Stierlitz as the Soviet intelligent : Who are you working for?; The Imperial Mediator; Stierlitz's Afterlife
  • 7.
  • Splitting The Trickster: Pelevin's Shape-Shifters:
  • The society of shape-shifters;
  • Genealogy of the heroine;
  • A fairytale about shape-shifters;
  • The trickster's magic/politics: a bifurcation point;
  • Cynic versus kynic
  • The meaning of the trickster trope;
  • The trickster's politics;
  • The trickster trope and the Soviet subjectivity;
  • Cynical or kynical?
  • 2.
  • Khulio Khurenito: the Trickster's Revolution:
Control code
705716857
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781934843451
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011000288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)705716857
Label
Charms of the cynical reason : the trickster's transformations in Soviet and post-Soviet culture, Mark Lipovetsky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Modernizing the trickster;
  • The method: overidentification;
  • Why did Khurenito decide to die?
  • 3.
  • Ostap Bender: the King Is Born:
  • Ostap as trickster;
  • Social schizophrenia;
  • A kynical king of the cynics
  • 4.
  • Buratino: the Utopia of a Free Marionette:
  • 1.
  • Buratino as a mediator;
  • Buratino as an artist;
  • Buratino as a cynic
  • 5.
  • Venichka: a Tragic Trickster:
  • The trickster as the underground author;
  • Rituals of expenditure;
  • "I Will Not Explain to You Who Were These Four..."
  • 6.
  • Tricksters In Disguise: The Trickster's Transformations In The Soviet Film Of The 1960s-70s:
  • At The Heart Of Soviet Civilization:
  • "Reformed" tricksters in the comedies of the 70s-80s: Gaidai's Tricksters; Riazanov's Detochkin; Daneliia's Buzykin;
  • The art of alibi: Stierlitz as the Soviet intelligent : Who are you working for?; The Imperial Mediator; Stierlitz's Afterlife
  • 7.
  • Splitting The Trickster: Pelevin's Shape-Shifters:
  • The society of shape-shifters;
  • Genealogy of the heroine;
  • A fairytale about shape-shifters;
  • The trickster's magic/politics: a bifurcation point;
  • Cynic versus kynic
  • The meaning of the trickster trope;
  • The trickster's politics;
  • The trickster trope and the Soviet subjectivity;
  • Cynical or kynical?
  • 2.
  • Khulio Khurenito: the Trickster's Revolution:
Control code
705716857
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781934843451
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011000288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)705716857

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