Kotik Letaev

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Ardis, 1971 - Literary Collections - 222 pages
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User Review  - Rob Withers - Goodreads

Not as good as Petersburg, which is an all-time favorite. But very good. Read full review

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User Review  - Andrew - Goodreads

Bely tells the story of a little youth using sensation and surrealist impressions over traditional language. Very similar to Gomborowicz. Read full review

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JSTOR: An Acoustico-Semantic Complex in Belyj's Kotik Letaev
An Acoustico-Semantic Complex in Belyj's Kotik Letaev Gerald Janecek, University of Kentucky A major structural feature of Kotik Letaev is the relationship ...
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Out of the Mouth of Babes:
An encounter with oneself as Baby or Child is the major theme in the two novels under discussion: Kotik Letaev by Andrei Bely and Free Fall by William ...
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Kotik Letaev, or “Kotik Letayev” (work by Bely) -- Britannica ...
While in Switzerland Bely began writing his Kotik Letayev (1922; Kotik Letaev), a short autobiographical novel suggestive of the style of James Joyce. ...
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Dalkey Archive Press at the University of Illinois
But young Kotik Letaev would as soon dispose of this world he never sought to ... If at first rather intimidating, Kotik Letaev’s playful, musical style ...
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Andrey Bely
of course Andrey Bely was a genius - Petersburg, Kotik Letaev are full of wonderful things - I know that, you need not tell me - but his influence was fatal ...
www.kirjasto.sci.fi/ bely.htm

Andrei Bely - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
... Boris Bugaev was fascinated by probability and particularly by entropy, a notion to which he frequently refers in works such as Kotik Letaev. ...
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Notes 68
Bely refers readers to his own autobiographical novel, Kotik Letaev, Skify, pp. 14-15. In the 1922 version the passage appears on pp. 16-17. ...
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sovlit.com - Encyclopedia of Soviet Authors - Bely, A.
In 1914 and 1915 Bely was also working on the novel "Kotik Letaev", ... "The Baptized Chinaman", a continuation of the Kotik Letaev story, appeared in 1927. ...
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the caning of modernist profaners
The passage parodies a chapter of Bely's novel Kotik Letaev ... "whitewashed trunks" in Despair and "belyi blesk" [white glitter] in Kotik Letaev) and hence ...
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Golden Rule Jones » 2006» February
My most recent impulse pick is Andrei Bely’s Kotik Letaev (1916), ... Anyhow, Petersburg is supposedly Bely’s masterpiece, but Kotik Letaev is what was ...
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About the author (1971)

A symbolist poet, Andrei Bely was also a literary critic and theorist and one of the most important figures in twentieth-century Russian fiction. His Petersburg (1916-35) is one of the century's great novels. He initially studied science but had begun his literary career even before graduation. His early poetry was shaped by mystical beliefs associated with the concept of the Divine Wisdom, beliefs shared by Aleksandr Blok and other younger symbolist poets. In later years, Bely was deeply affected by the German anthroposophist Rudolf Steiner, whom he began to follow in 1912. Blok's writings from that time on bear the imprint of his commitment to Steiner's teachings. Bely's prose continued the stylistic traditions of Nikolai Gogol, about whose work he wrote. Brilliantly innovative in language, composition, and subject matter, Bely's fiction had a great impact on early Soviet literature. His novels The Silver Dove (1910), and St. Petersburg (1913) deal with Russian history in broad cultural perspective, focusing especially on East-West opposition. Kotik Letaev (1918), anticipated stream-of-consciousness techniques in Western fiction in its depiction of the psyche of a developing infant. The Christened Chinaman (1927), an autobiographical novel, is also highly innovative in its language and three-level narrative.

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