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Futility

Author : William Gerhardie
ISBN : 9780571287130
Genre : Fiction
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This is the first novel by William Gerhardie, first published in 1922, and it was made famous by H. G. Wells, who described it as 'true, devastating - a wonderful book'. Based on Gerhardie's own experiences as a member of the British Military Mission to Siberia shortly after the October Revolution, Futility paints a picture of contemporary Russian society which deserves comparison with the writing of Chekhov. At the centre of the story is Nicolai Vasilievich, who trails across Russia in the wake of the British Mission in the perpetual and unrealistic hope of seeing his fortunes improve, even though they steadily deteriorate. In counterpoint to Nicolai's comic progression, Gerhardie tells the story of his narrator's hopeless love for Nina, the second of Nicolai's three bewitching adolescent daughters. 'William Gerhardie is one of our immortals. He is our Gogol's Overcoat. We all came out of him.' Olivia Manning 'He is a comic writer of genius ... but his art is profoundly serious.' C. P. Snow

Futility

Author : William Alexander Gerhardie
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Futility

Author : Gerhardie William
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Futility

Author : William Alexander Gerhardie
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Katherine Mansfield And Russia

Author : Galya Diment
ISBN : 9781474426152
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Combines empirical data and original analysis in a uniquely detailed account of Christianity in North Africa and West Asia

Russomania

Author : Rebecca Beasley
ISBN : 9780192522474
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Russomania: Russian Culture and the Creation of British Modernism 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 as well 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 different arrangement 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.

The Russian Theme In English Literature From The Sixteenth Century To 1980

Author : Anthony Glenn Cross
ISBN : UOM:39015028977554
Genre : English literature
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Reference Guide To English Literature Introductions ; Writers A G

Author : D. L. Kirkpatrick
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The New Cambridge Bibliography Of English Literature

Author : George Watson
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More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 4 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.

Literary Digest International Book Review

Author : Clifford Smyth
ISBN : UOM:39015078843219
Genre : American literature
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The Russian Revolutionary Novel

Author : Richard Freeborn
ISBN : 0521317371
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Professor Freeborn's book is an attempt to identify and define the evolution of a particular kind of novel in Russian and Soviet literature: the revolutionary novel. This genre is a uniquely Russian phenomenon and one that is of central importance in Russian literature. The study begins with a consideration of Turgenev's masterpiece Fathers and Children and traces the evolution of the revolutionary novel through to its most important development a century later in Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago and the emergence of a dissident literature in the Soviet Union. Professor Freeborn examines the particular phases of the genre's development, and in particular the development after 1917: the early fiction which explored the relationship between revolution and instinct, such as Pil'nyak's The Naked Year; the first attempts at mythmaking in Leonov's The Badgers and Furmanov's Chapayev; the next phase, in which novelists turned to the investigation of ideas, exemplified most notably by Zamyatin's We; the resumption of the classical approach in such works as Olesha's Envy, which explore the interaction between the individual and society. and finally the appearance of the revolutionary epic in Gorky's The Life of Klim Samgin, Sholokhov's Quiet Flows the Don, and Alexey Tolstoy's The Road to Calvary. Professor Freeborn also examines the way this kind of novel has undergone change in response to revolutionary change; and he shows how an important feature of this process has been the implicit assumption that the revolutionary novel is distinguished by its right to pass an objective, independent judgement on revolution and the revolutionary image of man. This is a comprehensive and challenging study of a uniquely Russian tradition of writing, which draws on a great range of novels, many of them little-known in the West. As with other titles in this series all quotations have been translated.

The Literary Digest International Book Review

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ISBN : UTEXAS:059172131075926
Genre : American literature
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The English Novel Of To Day

Author : Gerald Gould
ISBN : UCAL:$B683756
Genre : English fiction
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Country Life

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Genre : Country life
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World Authors 1900 1950

Author : Martin Seymour-Smith
ISBN : UOM:39015038536069
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Provides almost 2700 articles on twentieth-century authors from all over the world who wrote in English or whose works are available in English translation.

St James Reference Guide To English Literature 20th Century Fiction

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ISBN : IND:39000005574087
Genre : American literature
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20th Century Fiction

Author : George Woodcock
ISBN : UCSC:32106006750936
Genre : American fiction
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Individual entries on some 300 writers, including the major writers of the century, from all the English speaking countries of the world.; Entries include a short biography, complete book list, short reading list, and a signed critical essay.; Introduction provides an overall view of the period.

History Of Russian Literature

Author : Dmitrij Ciževskij
ISBN : 9783110871012
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The New York Times Biographical Service

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A compilation of current biographical information of general interest.

The Saturday Review

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