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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 272–297.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Rebecca Ruth Gould Abstract This article engages with cosmopolitan conceptions of culture that flourished in the nineteenth century Caucasus with a view to clarifying the relevance of these legacies today. I focus in particular on the polymath writer ʿ Abbās Qulī Āghā Bākīkhānūf (1794–1847...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (4): 283–299.
Published: 01 September 2004
..., with a concluding supplementary glance at his last, Hadji Murad. 1. Biography Tolstoy read Homer as a boy on his family estate, Yasnaya Polyana, and, while in the Caucasus in his middle twenties, returned to the Greek poet with mounting enthusiasm. Somewhat later, while coming out of a deep depression...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (1): 63–89.
Published: 01 January 2007
.... Memory and Literature. Intertextuality in Russian Modernism . Trans. Roy Sellars and Anthony Wall. Minneapolis/London: University of Minnesota Press, 1997 . Layton, Susan. Russian Literature and Empire: Conquest of the Caucasus from Pushkin to Tolstoy . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (1): 73–98.
Published: 01 March 2022
... of the Caucasus . The Prisoner of the Caucasus ( Kavkazskii plennik , 1822 ) was Pushkin’s first Southern Poem, and it combines elements of Byron’s Giaour ( 1813 ) — an interracial romance culminating in a native woman’s tragic death—with The Corsair (1814), especially the memorable moment when...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (2): 172–187.
Published: 01 June 2023
..., which articulated the foundational tenets of Eurasianist modernity in the wake of Soviet annexation of the Caucasus and Central Asia in the 1920s ( Kirasirova, The Eastern ; Feldman, On the Threshold ). The second Eastern International was arguably pivotal in its rise after the Stalinist purges...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (1): 144–146.
Published: 01 March 2022
... in the emergence of postcolonial studies. The introduction also sets forth a more nuanced definition of cultural contact zones, defining the crucial role of Soviet Central Asia and the Caucasus (“inner East”) as sites of engagement with the “outer East.” Chapter 1, “Entering the Soviet Literary Orbit—early...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (2): 153–171.
Published: 01 June 2023
... Layered into this Noah’s Ark (housing “a pair of each type,” as the Russian proverb goes) were provincial Russian students, including some from an unmarked ethnic background and others from minoritized Russian ethnicities such as Indigenous Siberians, North Caucasus Muslims, and Jews. Whether...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 291–306.
Published: 01 September 2011
... . Derluguian Georgi, M. Bourdieu's Secret Admirer in the Caucasus: A World-System Biography . Chicago : U of Chicago P , 2005 . Print . Erdrich Louise . Love Medicine . New York : Harper , 1983 . Print . Esty Jed . “The Colonial Bildungsroman: The Story of an African Farm...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 394–412.
Published: 01 December 2017
... is presumed to be their homeland. Before returning to New York, Misha also hides out among the Mountain Jews of the Caucasus, a geographically sedentary group that has chosen to remain rooted in an agrarian utopia that is part pre-1967 Israel and part idealized Biro- bidzhan. The novel’s depiction...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 March 2012
... for an Iranian woman named Mar- sidah. Although he has “no affection for the Russians’ ‘political pantheism Kha- lid (a soldier who had been living with his unit in a “faraway desert”) does, and he tries to chat up a “robust but enchanting” bookstore clerk from the Caucasus by professing his love...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 97–127.
Published: 01 March 2009
... poly- semantic term in Russian literary and intellectual history. Its unsteady semantics register the diffi - culties encountered by a multinational and autocratic empire as it tried to develop a homogeneous modern national identity. 7 In the epilogue to the “Prisoner of Caucasus,” for example...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (2): 207–226.
Published: 01 June 2023
... University Press , 2020 . Goff Krista . Nested Nationalism: Making and Unmaking Nations in the Soviet Caucasus . Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press , 2021 . Grabowicz George . The Poet as Mythmaker: A Study of Symbolic Meaning in Taras Sevcenko . Cambridge, MA : Harvard...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 25–45.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., the doctor points out that Volodya still looks jaundiced and tells him that one of the participants of the story has disappeared, probably on a suicidal volunteer mission to the Caucasus. Lushin himself has started, ominously, to cough. In other words, when speaking of infected air, Lushin...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 267–286.
Published: 01 September 2015
... the German dream of the Odyssey of the homebound spirit, which the river draws East towards the sea, “mingling it with other cultures in countless hybrid metamorphoses” (18), to Hölderlin’s Danubian nóstos 5 towards days of summer and “the land of the sun, Hella and the Caucasus” (385) —describe...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (1): 25–46.
Published: 01 January 2011
... spiritual disturbance from Levin’s, but also reflects the fact that Levin’s story is less patterned than Anna’s by generic conventions. 24 Relatively unconscious young male protagonists in Tolstoi’s fiction include the senior of the “Two Hussars” (1856), Zhilin in “Prisoner of the Caucasus” (1872...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (2): 185–206.
Published: 01 June 2015
... revolt with Soviet victories from the Karachai region of the Caucasus to the town of Spassk in the Russian Far East. The “blue river” flows into the Amur River, and freedom’s destination suddenly becomes the Pacific, not the Atlantic, with the U.S. blending into the USSR. As the KKK attacks, Hayes...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (1): 33–62.
Published: 01 January 2007
...). Physical pathos consists of being killed like Laius; or being wounded like Philoctetes; or being cruelly bound as was Prometheus on Mt. Caucasus; or be- Figure 5. Stage design by Francesco Guitti. Engraving by Giovonni Battista Torre. From La Contesa Torneo fatto in Ferrara per le nozze...