Boris Godunov

Boris Godunov : Transposition of a Russian Theme

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The tale of Boris Godunov - tsar, usurper, tsarecide - dating from the early seventeenth-century Time of Troubles, inspired three major nineteenth-century Russian cultural expressions: in history by Nikolai Karamzin, in drama by Alexander Pushkin, and in opera by Modest Musorgsky. Each of these famous creations was a vehicle for generic innovation, in which a specifically Russian concept of genre was asserted in opposition to the reigning European models: German historiography, French melodrama, and Italian opera. Within a Bakhtinian framework, Caryl Emerson explores these three versions of the Boris Tale, the context of their genesis, and their complex interrelationships.show more

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  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 154.9 x 231.1 x 22.9mm | 408.24g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0253312302
  • 9780253312303

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