Russian Formalism: History-doctrine

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Walter de Gruyter, Jan 1, 1980 - History - 311 pages
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Contents

The Forerunners
19
Approaches to Formalism From the Forest of Symbols
33
The Emergence of the Formalist School
51
The Years of Struggle and Polemics 19161920
70
Turbulent Growth 19211926
87
Marxism versus Formalism
99
Crisis and Rout 19261930
118
Repercussions
140
Basic Concepts
171
Literature and Life Formalist and Structuralist View
192
Sound and Meaning
212
Style and Composition
230
Literary Dynamics
251
StockTaking
272
Bibliography
287
Index
303

Formalism Redefined
154

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About the author (1980)

Victor Erlich is a distinguished literary critic and the Bensinger Professor Emeritus of Russian Literature at Yale University. Erlich's grandfather, the legendary Jewish historian Simon Dubnov, was felled in December 1941 by a Nazi bullet; his father, Henryk Erlich, a leader of the Jewish Bund and a prominent figure in Russian and Polish socialism, took his life in Stalin's prison in May 1942. He is the author of several books including "Modernism and Revolution: Russian Literature in Transition "(Harvard, 1994) and the much praised "Russian Formalism: History and Doctrine" (Yale, 1981).

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