The Cambridge Companion to Pushkin
Alexander Pushkin stands in a unique position as the founding father of Russian literature. In this Companion, leading scholars discuss Pushkin's work in its political, literary, social and intellectual contexts. In the first part of the book individual chapters analyse his poetry, his theatrical works, his narrative poetry and historical writings. The second section explains and samples Pushkin's impact on broader Russian culture by looking at his enduring legacy in music and film from his own day to the present. Special attention is given to the reinvention of Pushkin as a cultural icon during the Soviet period. No other volume available brings together such a range of material and such comprehensive coverage of all Pushkin's major and minor writings. The contributions represent state-of-the-art scholarship that is innovative and accessible, and are complemented by a chronology and a guide to further reading.
- Online resource | 227 pages
- 28 Mar 2007
- Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
- 3 b/w illus. 1 map
Table of contents
Chronology; Map; Introduction; Part I. Texts and Contexts: 1. Pushkin's life David Bethea and Sergei Davydov; 2. Pushkin's lyric identities Andrew Kahn; 3. Evgenii Onegin Marcus Levitt; 4. Pushkin's drama Caryl Emerson; 5. Pushkin's long poems and the epic impulse Michael Wachtel; 6. Prose fiction Irina Reyfman; 7. Pushkin and politics Oleg Proskurin; 8. Pushkin and history Simon Dixon; 9. Pushkin and the art of the letter Mikhail Gronas; 10. Pushkin and literary criticism William Mills Todd III; Part II. The Pushkinian Tradition: 11. Pushkin in music Boris Gasparov; 12. Pushkin and Russia abroad Robert Hughes; 13. Pushkin filmed: life stories, literary works and variations on the myth Stephanie Sandler; 14. Pushkin in Soviet and post-Soviet culture Evgeny Dobrenko; Appendix on Verse-Forms; Guide to further reading.
'... a book that has been written and edited with rare coherence and intelligence.' Phillip Ross Bullock, Wadham College, Oxford 'The Cambridge Companion to Pushkin succeeds brilliantly at its task: not merely to showcase Pushkin's genius but to contextualize it, repeatedly stressing the poet's vitality and relevance to today's world. It is a crucial addition to the library of every Pushkin scholar.' Modern Language Review
About Andrew Kahn
Andrew Kahn is University Lecturer in Russian at the University of Oxford.