The Cambridge Companion to Modern Russian Culture

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Russian Culture

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Russia's size, the diversity of its peoples and its unique geographical position straddling East and West have created a culture that is both inward and outward looking. Its history reflects the tension between very different approaches to what culture can and should be, and this tension shapes the vibrancy of its arts today. The highly successful first edition of Rzhevsky's Companion has been updated to include post-Soviet trends and new developments in the twenty-first century. It brings together leading authorities writing on Russian cultural identity, its Western and Asian connections, popular culture and the unique Russian contributions to the arts. Each of the eleven chapters has been revised or entirely rewritten to take account of current cultural conditions and the further reading brought up to date. The book reveals, for students, academic researchers and all those interested in Russia, the dilemmas, strengths and complexities of the Russian cultural more

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  • Online resource
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 17 b/w illus. 1 table
  • 1139030353
  • 9781139030359

About Nicholas Rzhevsky

Nicholas Rzhevsky is Professor and Chairman of the Department of European Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the State University of New York, Stony more

Table of contents

Chronology; Introduction to Russian culture Nicholas Rzhevsky; Part I. Cultural Identity: 1. Language Dean S. Worth and Michael S. Flier; 2. Religion Dmitry S. Likhachev and Nicholas Rzhevsky; 3. Asia Mark Bassin; 4. Boundaries: the West Timothy Westphalen; 5. Ideological structures Abbott Gleason; 6. Popular culture Catriona Kelly; Part II. Literature and the Arts: 7. Literature David M. Bethea; 8. Art John E. Bowlt; 9. Music Harlow Robinson; 10. Theatre Laurence Senelick; 11. Film Nikita Lary; Further reading; more

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