Gender and Russian Literature: New Perspectives

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Rosalind J. Marsh
Cambridge University Press, Mar 28, 1996 - Literary Criticism - 353 pages
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Originally published in 1996, this collection of fascinating essays by leading western and Russian specialists gives an overview of key issues in Russian women's writing and of important representations of women by men, between 1600 and the present. This volume contributes to the contemporary feminist project of rediscovering many hitherto unjustly neglected Russian women writers and sheds further light on the literary construction of women's identity by Russian men. It combines a study of the history and biography of women writers with close readings of literary texts, and explores certain controversial issues in Russian women's literary studies such as whether there is a separate women's literary tradition in Russia, whether the treatment of the woman question by Russian male writers reflected women's interests and experience, and whether a feminist reinterpretation of Russian women's literature is possible or even desirable.
 

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Contents

Women in seventeenthcentury Russian literature
41
Conflicts over gender and status in early
55
women and fortunetelling in
75
Russian women writers of the nineteenth century
92
The woman question of the 186os and the ambiguity
112
women prose writers 18851917
129
a womans
155
Anastasiia Verbitskaia reconsidered
184
PART IK THE PERSPECTIVE OF LITERARY CRITICISM
229
the sexual politics of Elizaveta Bam
244
Lidiia Ginzburgs early journal
263
Aleksandr
283
Thinking self in the poetry of Olga Sedakova
302
Womens space and womens place in contemporary
326
Index
348
Copyright

selfportrait in poetry
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