Goncharov's Oblomov: A Critical Companion

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Galya Diment
Northwestern University Press, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 194 pages
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No other novel has been used to describe the "Russian mentality" or "Russian soul" as frequently as Ivan Goncharov's Oblomov, first published in 1859. This guide will enable readers to appreciate fully the remarkable talent of the writer and his masterpiece.

All the essays were written specifically for this volume and are published here for the first time. The book also includes an introduction, autobiographical materials, an annotated bibliography, and letters never before translated into English.

Contributors: Galya Diment, John Givens, Beth Holmgren, Karl D. Kramer, Ronald D. LeBlanc, Alexandar Mihailovic, and Brian Thomas Oles.
 

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Contents

The Precocious Talent of Ivan Goncharov
3
CRITICISM
19
Mistaken Identities and Compatible Couples in Oblomov
68
Questions of Heroism in Goncharovs Oblomov
77
of Goncharovs Oblomov
90
for Communion
110
Correspondence Relating to Oblomov
139
Miscellaneous Prose
162
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
189
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Galya Diment teaches Russian at the University of Washington in Seattle.

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