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The Resource Russomania : Russian culture and the creation of British modernism, 1881-1922, Rebecca Beasley

Russomania : Russian culture and the creation of British modernism, 1881-1922, Rebecca Beasley

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Russomania : Russian culture and the creation of British modernism, 1881-1922
Title
Russomania
Title remainder
Russian culture and the creation of British modernism, 1881-1922
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Beasley
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The book provides a new account of modernist literature's emergence in Britain. British writers played a central role in the dissemination of Russian literature and culture during the early twentieth century, and their writing was transformed by the encounter. This study restores the thick history of that moment, by analyzing networks of dissemination and reception to recover the role of neglected aswell as canonical figures, and institutions as well as individuals. The dominant account of British modernism privileges a Francophile genealogy, but the turn-of-the century debate about the future of British writing was a triangular debate, a debate not only between French and English models, but between French, English, and Russian models. Francophile modernists associated Russian literature, especially the Tolstoyan novel, with an uncritical immersion in 'life' at the expense of a mastery of style, and while individual works might be admired, Russian literature as a whole was represented as a dangerous model for British writing. This supposed danger was closely bound up with the politics of the period, and this book investigates how Russian culture was deployed in the close relationships between writers, editors, and politicians who made up the early twentieth-century intellectual class-the British intelligentsia. Russomania argues that the most significant impact of Russian culture is not to be found in stylistic borrowings between canonical authors, but in the shaping of the major intellectual questions of the period: the relation between language and action, writer and audience, and the work of art and lived experience. The resulting account brings an occluded genealogy of early modernism to the fore, with a differentarrangement of protagonists, different critical values, and stronger lines of connection to the realist experiments of the Victorian past, and the anti-formalism and revived romanticism of the 1930s and 1940s future
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beasley, Rebecca
Dewey number
809
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN511
LC item number
.B37 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Intellektueller
  • Kulturaustausch
  • Literatur
  • Rezeption
  • Grossbritannien
  • Russland
  • Sowjetunion
Label
Russomania : Russian culture and the creation of British modernism, 1881-1922, Rebecca Beasley
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 441-513) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Modern worlds, simple lives -- Aspects of the novel: The English Review, the Anglo-Russian convention, and Impressionism -- War work: propaganda, translation, civilization -- Against the machine: imagists, symbolits, journalists, diplomats, and spies
Control code
1122180575
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 533 pages
Isbn
9780198802129
Lccn
2019952539
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1122180575
Label
Russomania : Russian culture and the creation of British modernism, 1881-1922, Rebecca Beasley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 441-513) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Modern worlds, simple lives -- Aspects of the novel: The English Review, the Anglo-Russian convention, and Impressionism -- War work: propaganda, translation, civilization -- Against the machine: imagists, symbolits, journalists, diplomats, and spies
Control code
1122180575
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 533 pages
Isbn
9780198802129
Lccn
2019952539
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1122180575

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