A Russian Paints America : The Travels of Pavel P. Svin'in, 1811-1813 (Hardcover)

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A Russian Paints America presents the first complete English translation of Svin''in''s fascinating memoir. Thirty-one original watercolours complement his provocative views on topics such as slavery, religion, politics, and the fine arts. Introductory essays by Marina Swoboda and William Whisenhunt examine Russian-American relations, consider Svin''in''s life and particular role in Russian history, and set his work in the context of the genre of picturesque travel - Svin''in clearly did not set out to produce a scholarly account of the United States but a work of literature, at a time when Russian literary language was in its earliest stages of development.
Coinciding with the 200th anniversary of official Russian-American relations, A Russian Paints America is a distinctive work of interdisciplinary and transnational scholarship that provides a compelling picture of the political and cultural environment in Russia and America in the early nineteenth century.


Publisher McGill Queens Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780773534148
SKU 208165835
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0773534148
Release Date 10/1/2008
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0220
Publisher McGill-Queen's University Press
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