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The Resource Language and metaphors of the Russian Revolution : sow the wind, reap the storm, Lonny Harrison

Language and metaphors of the Russian Revolution : sow the wind, reap the storm, Lonny Harrison

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Language and metaphors of the Russian Revolution : sow the wind, reap the storm
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Language and metaphors of the Russian Revolution
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sow the wind, reap the storm
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Lonny Harrison
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eng
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  • Language and Metaphors of the Russian Revolution: Sow the Wind, Reap the Storm' v is a panoramic history of the Russian intelligentsia and analysis of the language and ideals of the Russian Revolution, from its inception over the long nineteenth-century, through fruition in early Soviet society. It examines metaphors for revolution in the storm, flood, and harvest imagery ubiquitous in Russian literary works. At the same time, it takes account of the struggle to own the narrative of modernity, including Bolshevik weaponization of language, and cultural policy that supported the use of terror and social purging. This uniquely cross-disciplinary study makes a close reading of texts which use storm, flood, and agricultural metaphors in diverse ways to represent revolution, whether in anticipation and celebration of its ideals, or resistance to the same. A spotlight is given to the lives and works of authors who respond to Soviet authoritarianism by reclaiming the narrative of revolution in the name of personal freedom and restoration of humanist values. Hinging on the clashes of culture war and class war, at the intersection of ideas that get to the very core of the fight for modernity, the ultimate aim of this study is to guide a critical reading of authoritarian discourse and investigate rare examples of counternarratives that thrived in spite of their suppression. -- Back cover
  • "This panoramic history of the Russian intelligentsia provides a uniquely cross-disciplinary look at the language of the Russian Revolution from its origins through fruition in early Soviet society. Harrison examines storms, floods, and harvest metaphors in selected works of fiction and analyzes the use of language as a weapon of class war"--
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1974-
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Harrison, Lonny
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940.5
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Crosscurrents: Russia's Literature in Context
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  • Russian literature
  • Metaphor in literature
  • Symbolism in literature
  • Literature and revolutions
  • Soviet Union
  • Intellectuals
  • Intellectuals
  • Literature and revolutions
  • Metaphor in literature
  • Russian literature
  • Symbolism in literature
  • Soviet Union
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Language and metaphors of the Russian Revolution : sow the wind, reap the storm, Lonny Harrison
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I: Sow the Wind: 1. Origin stories of the Russian revolution; 2. Roots of the Russian intelligentsia; 3. The Intelligentsia and the People; 4. An incomparable age -- Part II: Reap the storm: 5. Bolshevik weaponization of language and culture; 6. The lives of "Former People": white guard; 7. Fruits of revolution: three Soviet novels; 8. A defense of the personal: Doctor Zhivago -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
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1225908621
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24 cm.
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xii, 257 pages
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9781498597982
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1225908621
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Language and metaphors of the Russian Revolution : sow the wind, reap the storm, Lonny Harrison
Publication
Copyright
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
Introduction -- Part I: Sow the Wind: 1. Origin stories of the Russian revolution; 2. Roots of the Russian intelligentsia; 3. The Intelligentsia and the People; 4. An incomparable age -- Part II: Reap the storm: 5. Bolshevik weaponization of language and culture; 6. The lives of "Former People": white guard; 7. Fruits of revolution: three Soviet novels; 8. A defense of the personal: Doctor Zhivago -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
1225908621
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 257 pages
Isbn
9781498597982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1225908621

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