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Twentieth-Century Russian Poetry

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ISBN: 9781783740895 Year: Pages: 512 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0076 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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"The canon of Russian poetry has been reshaped since the fall of the Soviet Union. A multi-authored study of changing cultural memory and identity, this revisionary work charts Russia’s shifting relationship to its own literature in the face of social upheaval. Literary canon and national identity are inextricably tied together, the composition of a canon being the attempt to single out those literary works that best express a nation’s culture. This process is, of course, fluid and subject to significant shifts, particularly at times of epochal change. This volume explores changes in the canon of twentieth-century Russian poetry from the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union to the end of Putin’s second term as Russian President in 2008. In the wake of major institutional changes, such as the abolition of state censorship and the introduction of a market economy, the way was open for wholesale reinterpretation of twentieth-century poets such as Iosif Brodskii, Anna Akhmatova and Osip Mandel′shtam, their works and their lives. In the last twenty years many critics have discussed the possibility of various coexisting canons rooted in official and non-official literature and suggested replacing the term ""Soviet literature"" with a new definition – ""Russian literature of the Soviet period"". Contributions to this volume explore the multiple factors involved in reshaping the canon, understood as a body of literary texts given exemplary or representative status as ""classics"". Among factors which may influence the composition of the canon are educational institutions, competing views of scholars and critics, including figures outside Russia, and the self-canonising activity of poets themselves. Canon revision further reflects contemporary concerns with the destabilising effects of emigration and the internet, and the desire to reconnect with pre-revolutionary cultural traditions through a narrative of the past which foregrounds continuity. Despite persistent nostalgic yearnings in some quarters for a single canon, the current situation is defiantly diverse, balancing both the Soviet literary tradition and the parallel contemporaneous literary worlds of the emigration and the underground. Required reading for students, teachers and lovers of Russian literature, Twentieth-Century Russian Poetry brings our understanding of post-Soviet Russia up to date."

From Darkness to Light

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ISBN: 9781783745517 Year: Pages: 392 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0151 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Social Sciences
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"From Darkness to Light explores from a variety of angles the subject of museum lighting in exhibition spaces in America, Japan, and Western Europe throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Written by an array of international experts, these collected essays gather perspectives from a diverse range of cultural sensibilities. From sensitive discussions of Tintoretto’s unique approach to the play of light and darkness as exhibited in the Scuola Grande di San Rocco in Venice, to the development of museum lighting as part of Japanese artistic self-fashioning, via the story of an epic American painting on tour, museum illumination in the work of Henry James, and lighting alterations at Chatsworth (to name only a few topics) this book is a treasure trove of illuminating contributions. The collection is at once a refreshing insight for the enthusiastic museum-goer, who is brought to an awareness of the exhibit in its immediate environment, and a wide-ranging scholarly compendium for the professional who seeks to proceed in their academic or curatorial work with a more enlightened sense of the lighted space. "

From Darkness to Light: Writers in Museums 1798-1898

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ISBN: 9781783745494 Year: Pages: 394 DOI: 9781783745517 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Arts in general
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Selling the Economic Miracle

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Book Series: Monographs in German History ISBN: 9781845452230 9781789206401 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Berghahn Books Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104862
Subject: History
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Through an examination of election campaign propaganda and various public relations campaigns, reflecting new electioneering techniques borrowed from the United States, this work explores how conservative political and economic groups sought to construct and sell a political meaning of the Social Market Economy and the Economic Miracle in West Germany during the 1950s.The political meaning of economics contributed to conservative electoral success, constructed a new belief in the free market economy within West German society, and provided legitimacy and political stability for the new Federal Republic of Germany.

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History --- History --- Economics --- 20th century --- twentieth --- Postwar --- Germany --- Business --- Federal --- Republic

Violent Modernists

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ISBN: 9780810129627 9780810129306 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Northwestern University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102792
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Kai Evers’s Violent Modernists: The Aesthetics of Destruction in Twentieth-Century German Literature develops a new understanding of German modernism that moves beyond the oversimplified dichotomy of an avant-garde prone to aggression on the one hand and a modernism opposed to violence on the other. Analyzing works by Robert Musil, Franz Kafka, Karl Kraus, Walter Benjamin, Elias Canetti, and others, Evers argues that these authors are among the most innovative thinkers on violence and its impact on contemporary concepts of the self, history, and society.

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Literature --- Literature --- Germany --- Musil --- Kafka --- Benjamin --- Kraus --- Canetti --- Twentieth --- Aesthetics --- Destruction

El mundo amenazado : Las crisis globales y su repercusión en las ciencias, la filosofía y la literatura en el primer tercio del siglo XX

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ISBN: 9789874960139 DOI: 10.4000/books.eunrn.2934 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Editorial UNRN
Subject: History --- Languages and Literatures --- Philosophy --- Science (General)
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Esta obra indaga acerca del impacto de las crisis mundiales sobre diversas áreas de la cultura, en especial, el pensamiento económico, las ciencias naturales, la filosofía y la literatura. Los estudios reunidos se centran en las primeras décadas del siglo XX, etapa en la que la interdependencia de las diversas regiones del planeta –acompañada por la de las distintas esferas de la vida– alcanzó el estatus de global, es decir, constituyó un único mundo. Es entonces cuando las crisis históricas precedentes convergen con las nuevas crisis mundiales y la percepción de los cambios se modifica sustancialmente. De ahí la importancia de los seis ensayos que este volumen ofrece al lector para comenzar a comprender las transformaciones en las ciencias y el campo cultural dentro de un marco conceptual común, conformado por los modelos de espacios controversiales y crisis de mundo del reconocido filósofo de la ciencia Oscar Nudler.

Speechsong

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ISBN: 9781950192496 9781950192502 Year: Pages: 154 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0267.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Music
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"Speechsong is a work of imaginative musicology that addresses the engimas of Schoenberg and Gould, of singing and speaking, of Moses und Aron, of technology and being. Its point of departure is Gould’s last public performance, given at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, where a number of Schoenberg’s works were performed during his California exile. It is here, after that last performance, that Gould encounters a spectral Schoenberg in a staged conversation that explores Schoenberg’s travails in rethinking the fundamentals of Western music. This first part of Speechsong recalls Schoenberg’s operatic masterpiece, Moses und Aron, in which the divinely inspired Moses seeks the help of his brother to relate his vision: Moses speaks and Aron sings. Written as a twelve-tone composition, the opera produces an involution of harmonics that was Schoenberg’s response to Richard Wagner’s diatribes about synagogue noise. For Gould, Schoenberg’s is a formalist revolution; Schoenberg’s life, however, suggests that it was a search for personal and political freedom. The second half of Speechsong is a critical essay in twelve “moments” that re-articulates the staged conversation as an inquiry into the intersections of music and mediation. Gould’s turn to the recording studio emerges as a post-humanist inquiry into recorded music as a repudiation of the virtuoso tradition and a liberation from unitary notions of selfhood. Schoenberg’s exodus from musical tradition likewise takes his twelve-tone invention beyond musical performance, where it emerges, along with Gould’s soundscapes, as a prototype of acoustic installations by artists such as Stephen Prina and Cory Arcangel. In these works, music abandons the concert hall and the exigencies of harmony for an acoustic space that embraces at once the recordings of Gould and the performances of Schoenberg that have found their home on the internet."

Central European Jewish Émigrés and the Shaping of Postwar Culture: Studies in Memory of Lilian Furst (1931-2009)

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ISBN: 9783906980560 9783906980577 Year: Pages: 304 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-906980-57-7 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Religion
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Semantische Variabilitaet der russischen politischen Lexik im zwanzigsten Jahrhundert

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Book Series: Slavistische Beitraege ISBN: 9783876907970 Year: Pages: 300 DOI: 10.3726/b12662 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Linguistics
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The aim of the research is to demonstrate, using the example of the field of semantics, that the political lexicism of the Russian language of the twentieth century, despite its variability, forms a historical and supra-ideological unity, which continues to be closely linked to the lexicon of a general discourse. The following questions set the framework for the analysis: 1) How uniform and complex is the system of meanings in the political lexic of the Russian language in the twentieth century; 2) how continuous has the semantic development of this vocabulary area been; 3) what general regularities has the development process followed; 4) how does the political lexicon relate to the overall lexical-semantic system of the Russian language or to the overall system of international political lexicism?

Christus in der russischen Literatur

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Book Series: Arbeiten und Texte zur Slavistik ISBN: 9783876907581 Year: Pages: 295 DOI: 10.3726/b12860 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This book describes representations of Christ in Russian literature from the beginning to the end of the twentieth century. The analysis of the works of more than a hundred writers illustrates the great religious and formal diversity of the implementation of this motif, thereby expanding the overall conception of each individual author and of the development of Russian literature. It also shows its embedding and independence within European intellectual history and its dependence on the political development of the Soviet Union. The anthology attached to this issue contains 100 partly complete and partly excerpted text examples in Russian. Scientific literature with anthology in Russian.

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