Iurii Trifonov: Unity Through Time

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Cambridge University Press, Apr 20, 2006 - Literary Criticism - 264 pages
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Iurii Trifonov (1925-81) has recently become well-known in the West as a writer of Soviet urban life. This study concentrates on his exploration of major events in Russian history and their implications and consequences for his time. David Gillespie traces this interest through all of Trifonov's writings, from his earliest, Stalin prize-winning period to the self-consciously modernist later works. Through historical analogies and allusions, Trifonov developed a language with which to combat the repressive censorship of his time. He upheld the concepts of truth and justice when glasnost was unknown, and where "historical expedience" was all-determining.
 

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Contents

Introduction
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1 From Moscow students to the Turkmenian desert Studenty Utolenie zhazhdy
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2 Moscow life 19661975 Obmen PredvariteVnye itogi Beskonechnye igry Dolgoe proshchanie Drugaia zhizrC ...
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3 The house on the embankment Dom na naberezhnoi
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4 Terrorism Civil War and the present Neterpenie Otblesk kostra Starik
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5 Time and place Vremia i mesto Ischeznovenie
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unity through dislocation Oprokinutyidom
194
Notes
208
Bibliography
225
Index
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Catriona Kelly is Professor of Russian, University of Oxford (Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages; Fellow of New College, Oxford).

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