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Authenticity and Fiction in the Russian Literary Journey, 1790-1840 (Hardcover)

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THIS COMPREHENSIVE STUDY of the Russian literary travelogue, a genre that blossomed in the early nineteenth century, sheds new light on Russian literature and culture of the period.

In the decades before and during the rise of the Russian novel, a new form of prose writing took hold in Russia: travel accounts, often fictional, marked by a fully developed narrator's voice, interpretive impressions, scenic descriptions, and extended narrative. Prompted in part by the growth of leisure travel and in part by publication of Western European examples of travel writing, the genre attracted the talents of numerous writers, including Radishchev, Karamzin, and Pushkin. In illuminating analyses of major texts as well as lesser known but influential works, Andreas Schonle surveys the literary travelogue from its emergence in Russia to the end of the Romantic era. His study offers new insight into the construction of the authorial persona and into the emergence of fiction in a culture that valued nonfiction writing.

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Publisher Harvard Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780674002326
SKU 205073107
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0674002326
Release Date 8/13/2012
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