Classification – name: Literary studies
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
Pages: 232
Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
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Language of the publication: Russian
Type of document: Monograph
Funder: Russian Foundation for basic research (RFBR)
Funder – grant number: 18-112-00251
DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0576-8
ISBN: 978-5-9208-0576-8
Year of publication: 2019
Date of publication: 12.05.2019
Place of publication: Moscow

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Author: Nina D. Lyakhovskaya
Nina D. Lyakhovskaya. The Literature of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast). Drama and Novel. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2019. 232 p.
Keywords: Ivorian prose, national drama, Ivorial novelistics, genre evolution, Ahmadou Kourouma’s works
Abstract:

The monograph deals formation of francophone drama and novels in XX–XXI centuries in Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) that have been developing in the common ideological and artistic paradigm: priority link with the tradition and folklore, approval of the national specifics of its own traditional culture and cultural identity. A common feature, in addition to accelerated development, was also the simultaneous interaction with the whole world literature, primarily with the French one, and creative adaptation of many art movements (classicism, educational realism, critical realism, magic realism, postmodernism). The heroic-historical traditions, realistic domestic and postmodern comedies are analyzed in the book. National specifics, genre and stylistic features of the history novels (novels about the customs and life, novels of ‘education of feelings’, ‘summarizing’, travelog and fiction (parabolic, postmodern) are studied. Special attention is paid to the outstanding writer Ahmadou Kourouma, awarded the Black Africa prize, the prize of France and Association of the Francofonie. His chronicle, epic and Satirical novels are the sample of highly artistic synthesis of the oral tradition elements (folklore), transformed by the author's individual imagination and the modern novel techniques. The work of the playwrights and novelists of Ivory Coast shows that this literature has surpassed the status of catching up’ and implemented in the world literary process on equal grounds. The book is intended for Africa-researches, humanities students, and for everybody interested in African culture.

Classification – name: Literary studies
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
Pages: 280
Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
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Language of the publication: Russian
Type of document: Monograph
Funder: Russian Foundation for basic research (RFBR)
Funder – grant number: 18-012-90027
DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0609-3
ISBN: 978-5-9208-0609-3
Year of publication: 2019
Date of publication: 15.11.2019
Place of publication: Moscow

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Author: Vsevolod A. Keldysh
Vsevolod A. Keldysh. F.M. Dostoevsky’s Heritage in the Philosophical and Literary Critical Thought of the Silver Age of Russian Literature. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2019. 280 p.
Keywords: Russian literature, F.M. Dostoevsky, Silver Age, modernist critics
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This work makes no claim of comprehensiveness because it is almost impossible to reach the limits of such a massive issue in a single research. The work is based on the principle of distinction. The purpose is to make clear the main paths and patterns that were followed by the science of Dostoevsky in the threshold epoch. Emphasis is places on the thought about the writer who for the first time built a bridge to the new century of Russian and universal spiritual life. There are yet no studies jointly embracing all the set of questions presenting this problematic. We expect our work to be one of the approaches to this cohesiveness bearing in mind not the quantitative assimilation but its qualitative comprehension.

Classification – name: Literary studies
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
Pages: 336
Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
Rights – URL: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/
Language of the publication: Russian
Type of document: Monograph
DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0603-1
ISBN: 978-5-9208-0603-1
Year of publication: 2019
Date of publication: 27.12.2019
Place of publication: Moscow

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Author: Natalya V. Zakharova
Natalya V. Zakharova. The Literary Process in China in the 1st Quarter of the 20th Century. The Evolution of Prosaic Genres. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2019. 336 p.
Keywords: Chinese literature of the first quarter of the 20th century, transformation of traditional prose genres, new genres, novel, story, short story
Abstract:

In China, the first quarter of the 20 th century is characterized by a wnoll complex of socio-political changes. They got reflected in the literary process of the Middle Kingdom. There was a formation of new artistic trends, the form and content of literary works changed. There were several factors that determined significant changes in the intellectual life of the Chinese; they influenced the birth of modern literature. First, the influence of Western, primarily European, literature on the Chinese intelligentsia. Numerous translations of works of art by European authors influenced the formation of the aesthetic views of leading writers. Lu Xin, Zhou Zuoren, Hu Shi, Liang Qichao. The second factor is the emergence of the educational movement, the birth of journalism and the emergence of a "new literary style." The development of the journalistic genre reflected the peculiarity of the historical development of the country and changes in Chinese literature at the turn of the XIX—XX centuries. The next factor is the appearance of theoretical articles on the development of literature and, in particular, on the place of prose (xiaoshuo) in the literary hierarchy. As a result of this controversy prosaic genres have changed. Particularly acute controversy about the directions of literary development. It began in 1902 with articles by Liang Qichao, Yan Fu, and other critics. After the Xinhai Revolution of 1911, articles were written by Liang Qichao, Hu Shi, Chen Duxiu, Li Dazhao and published in the magazine “New Youth”. Prose writers turn to the patriotic theme. The heroes of their writings speak of the need for social change for the sake of preserving the Chinese state. For the first time in the pages of books appear representatives of the lower classes of society, depicts the life of ordinary people is depicted. In the early years of the Republic, the main prose genres were: love-romantic prose, chivalrous novels, and detective prose. These works, created in these genres, continued the tradition of previous literature, but gradually new features began to appear in them. These genres of mass literature and, especially, the national detective story, popular in the tenth years. The twentieth century, bound to Cheng Xiaoqing, played an important role in strengthening the position of prose in the hierarchical system of Chinese literature. The main feature of the literary process in China after the movement “May 4th” in 1919 was the official transition to the Baihua language and the official recognition of prose xiaoshuo and the creation of major literary communities. In the first half of the 20s. in the literature of China there is a change of dominant genres, now the important place is occupied by the genre of "problem prose." Lu Xin, Ye Shengtao, Yu Dafu, Bin Xin for the first time made the unsightly reality of contemporary Chinese society the object of their attention. A foreign theme, the publication of diaries of Chinese diplomats, the birth of "love prose" and literature for children – the stages of the evolution of Chinese prose in the first half of the twentieth century.

Classification – name: Literary studies
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
Pages: 673
Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
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Language of the publication: Russian
Type of document: Monograph
DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208- 0575-1
ISBN: 978-5-9208-0575-1
Year of publication: 2019
Date of publication: 13.01.2019
Place of publication: Moscow

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Author: Svetlana P. Sorokina
Svetlana P. Sorokina. The Folk Drama “Tsar Maximilian”. Texts. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2019. 672 p.
Keywords: Folk drama, “Tsar Maximilian”, folklore theatrical culture, index of drama plots
Abstract:

The folk drama “Tsar Maximilian” is a deeply original work of the folk theatrical culture that was immensely popular in the Russian Empire in the 19th – beginning of the 20th century. Having incorporated the traditions of the folk risorial entertaining culture and the early Russian professional theatre and reworked, in its own manner, some authors’ poetical writings this play became an integral part of peasants, workers and soldiers’ Christmastide entertainments. The scientific publication includes the most complete collection (36 variants) of the text of “Tsar Maximilian” that were written during its active staging in Russia, Ukraine and Belorussia. Six texts are published here for the first time. Reference material includes commentary and indexes. The publication in intended for folklorists, specialists in literature studies, theatre researchers, ethnographers, along with everyone who is interested in folk culture.

Classification – name: Literary studies
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
Pages: 352
Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
Rights – URL: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/
Language of the publication: Russian
Type of document: Monograph
DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0608-6
ISBN: 978-5-9208-0608-6
Year of publication: 2019
Date of publication: 14.09.2019
Place of publication: Moscow

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Author: Tamara V. Balashova
Tamara Balashova. Paris Belongs to Dreamers… Ex. ed. Elena D. Galtsova. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2019 352 p.
Ex. editor: Elena D. Galtsova
Keywords: French literature, aesthetical system of surrealism, aesthetical innovations of the beginning of the 20th century, translation
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The password of this book is a “soul travel” across the vast expanses of French literature and art… This is a joyous, full of unexpected discoveries and revelations journey on the universe of French poetry of the 20 th century, with its key figures (Guillaume Apollinaire, André Breton, Jacques Roubaud) at its centre. The aesthetical system of surrealism and, wider, of the “multifaced Avantgarde” is examined as a live culturological process.

The articles collected below compare the aesthetical novations of the beginning of the 20th century with the debatable points of the literary movement of the following decades. The author focuses on André Malraux’s creative search and Louis Aragon’s literary path. The research is based on the rare materials of the Moscow archives and the unique data and letters from the Fund of the Literary Library of Jacques Doucet (Bibliothèque littéraire Jacques-Doucet) and the National Library of France (Bibliothèque nationale de France).

The book includes “Appendixes” which features the most spectacular and conceptional of the author’s translations, first of all, A. Breton’s lyrical and confessional story “Mad Love” (“L'Amour fou”, 1937). Among these texts there are fragments from Julien Green’s and Jacques de Lacretelle’s memoirs – declarations of love to Paris, recreated in the elevated, tender and clear tone. For the atmosphere of this magic city both brings beautiful moments and teaches not to lose a sense of the joy of life.

Classification – name: Literary studies
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
Pages: 352
Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
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Language of the publication: Russian
Type of document: Monograph
DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0586-7
ISBN: 978-5-9208-0586-7
Year of publication: 2019
Date of publication: 12.06.2019
Place of publication: Moscow

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Author: Kazbek K. Sultanov
Kazbek K. Sultanov. The Angle of Refraction. Literature and Identity: the Communicative Aspect. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2019. 352 p.
Keywords: Literature of the peoples of Russia, dynamic model of identity, national literature, national diversity, historical memory
Abstract:

The modern study of the literatures of the peoples of Russia needs to develop a new research paradigm overcoming the disunity of ethnocultural, axiological and communicative discourses. The complementarity and adequacy of “identity” and “communicativeness” concepts is the main theme of the monograph shaping its internal unity.

In the post-Soviet period the tendency of narrowing of the dialogical space prevailed. Literary studies lost interest to the typological convergence and “the unity of the different”. But the communicative function is not only a necessary condition for the complete characteristic of a national literature but also a substantial factor of the inner-literature evolution.

The book argues for the dynamical identity model not ignoring the presence of “the other” and his/her adherence to another cultural tradition. Special attention is paid to the reception of a world of another nation, the problem of correlation of national diversity and artistic value, the imperative of historical memory in national literatures.

For philologists, culturologists and historians.

Classification – name: Literary studies
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
Pages: 328
Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
Rights – URL: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/
Language of the publication: Russian
Type of document: Monograph
DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0539-3
ISBN: 978-5-9208-0539-3
Year of publication: 2019
Date of publication: 12.05.2018
Place of publication: Moscow

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Author: Albina S. Zhuleva
Albina S. Zhuleva. Mythopoetical World Model in Nenets Literature. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2019. 328 p.
Keywords: Nenets literature, space, time, primordial images, mythopoetics
Abstract:

The book presents a new view on the mythological background underlying the creative codes and the artistic worldview of the authors of the unique Nenets literature in the 20th and the beginning of the 21st centuries. In building a mythopoetical world model in Nenets literature the explication of symbols expressing the people’s metaphysical view on existence and cognition is created. The book shows how the archetypes possessing the transcendental power of return and influence, as well as the myths and original concepts of the universe, space and time, logos, numbers, animals and the surrounding nature they had given rise to realize their meanings as the text elements (plots, images, mythologemas and binary oppositions). The monograph is aimed at the readers interested in the literature and culture of the nationalities of the North, philologists, students.

Classification – name: Literary studies
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
Pages: 736
Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
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Language of the publication: Russian
Type of document: Monograph
DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0587-4
ISBN: 978-5-9208-0587-4
Year of publication: 2019
Date of publication: 22.01.2020
Place of publication: Moscow

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Author: Alla I. Alieva
Alla I. Alieva. Adyghe Heroic Epic. Fairy Tale: Source Studies. Text Studies. Typology. Semantics. Poetics (“The Folklore” IWL RAS series). Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2019. 736 p.
Keywords: Adyghe Nart epic, source studies, textual studies, poetics, sagas, fairy tales, history of Adyghe folklore studies
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The book consists of the author’s works published in 1969–2019 that examine the problems of the source studies, textology, edition, semantics, typology and poetics of the Adyghe heroic epic (on the different stages of its history — the archaic Nart sagas, heroic and historical/historical and heroic epic) and the fairy tale of the Circassians as compared with the epic and fairy tale of the other people of the Northern and Western Caucasus (the Abkhazians, Abazins, Balkars, Karachays, Ossetians, Chechens, Ingushs).

Classification – name: Literary studies
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 70 х 100 1/32
Pages: 416
Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
Rights – URL: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/
Language of the publication: Russian
Type of document: Monograph
Funder: Russian Foundation for basic research (RFBR)
Funder – grant number: 17-04-00438-OGN
DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0593-5
ISBN: 978-5-9208-0593-5
Year of publication: 2019
Date of publication: 06.06.2019
Place of publication: Moscow

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Author: Vadim V. Polonsky
Vadim V. Polonsky. Gallo-Rossica: From the History of Russian-French Literary Connections (late 18th – early 20th centuries). Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2019. 416 p.
Keywords: Russian literature of the end of the 18th – beginning of the 20th century, French literature of the end of the 18th – beginning of the 20th century, literary dialog, author’s self-identity, national literature, historical and literary plots
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The monograph Gallo-Rossica: From the History of Russian-French Literary Connections (late 18th – early 20th centuries) is devoted to a number of hitherto unstudied and inexhausted aspects of exchanges which took place in the interval between the appearance of the Letters of a Russian Traveler by N. Karamzin and the rise of discussions in the Paris Studio Franco-Russe (1929–1931). The book’s pivotal theme is self-identification of a writer, of a literary trend, and of national literature as a whole through reflections of the self in the Other and coming to know oneself through the External. This theme is developed on the basis of very specific historical and literary topics often concerned with the so-called ‘second-league’ authors. How has an atheistic text from the French Revolution epoch influenced a famous philosophical masterpiece by a Russian conservative poet? How did a Parisian translator of Polish origin ‘gallicize’ Tolstoy’s novel Resurrection and why this occasion aroused the indignation of native French writers? How did a Russian symbolist and the ‘new-religious-consciousness’ guru implement the program of conquering Paris literary market? How did a religious-philosophical critic’s acquaintance with a Catholic Mystery affect his conversion to radical Formalism? And why was this genre well-received in the early Soviet theater? How did a Petersburg ballet historian become a leading francophone literary critic? How and why did French communists try to appropriate a Russian anti-Soviet writer? What exactly was pronounced about the dissimilarity of the Russian and French variants of Symbolism in Paris at the turn of the 1920s — 1930s? Finally, what pattern of literary contacts between the two countries was created by francophone writers born in the Russian empire? SUMMARY The author tries to provide answers to these and other questions. Among he- roes of the monograph there are Nikolay Karamzin, Sylvain Maréchal, Fyodor Tyutchev, Leo Tolstoy, Théodor de Wyzewa (T. Wyżewsky), Dmitry Merezhkovsky, Maurice Prozor, Paul Claudel, Boris Eichenbaum, André Levinson, Ivan Bunin, Maurice Donzel (Parijanine), An- dré Fontainas, Nina Berberova, Stanislas Fumet, etc.

Classification – name: Literary studies
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
Pages: 304
Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
Rights – URL: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/
Language of the publication: Russian
Type of document: Monograph
Funder: Russian Science Foundation
Funder – grant number: 18-18-00129
DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0604-8
ISBN: 978-5-9208-0604-8
Year of publication: 2019
Date of publication: 28.12.2019
Place of publication: Moscow

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Author: Olga A. Bogdanova
Olga A. Bogdanova. Estate and Dacha in Russian Literature of the 19th–21st Centuries: Topic, Dynamics, Mythology / Ex. ed. E.E. Dmitrieva. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2019. 304 p. (Series “Russian Estate in the World Context”. Iss. 1)
Keywords: Russian literature of the 19th – 21st centuries, topos of manor house, “manor myth”, manor culture, manor and summer house theme
Abstract:

In the book offered to the reader is represented for the first time a panoramic picture of Russian literary “estate studies” in theoretical and concrete-textual comprehension. The research is based on the category of “estatetopos” that is key for literary develop ment of the phenomenon of the Russian landlord estate. The generalizing nature of the monograph led to a chronological examination of appeals to the estate and the dacha in Russian literature of the 19th–21st centuries. In the section devoted to Russian classics, first of all, are analyzed the estate texts of F.M. Dostoevsky as a writer who had an undeniably decisive influence on the problems and poetics of literature of the Silver Age and at the same time almost unexplored in the aspect of the estate and country sub- jects. The book focuses on the first third of the 20th century as the time of the creation of the “estate myth” and the beginning of the realization of the outstanding role of the “estate culture” in Russia, interrupted for the long Soviet decades. In the post-Soviet era, the last section of the monograph is devoted to the revival and modifications of the estate-dacha theme.

The publication is addressed both to a professionally oriented reader: a scientist, teacher, graduate student, student, and to a wide circle of lovers of Russian estates in literature and culture.

Classification – name: Literary studies
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
Pages: 654 p.
Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
Rights – URL: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/
Language of the publication: Russian
Type of document: Monograph
ISBN: 978-5-9208-0597-3
Year of publication: 2020
Date of publication: 2020
Place of publication: Moscow

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Andrey Platonov. Works. Scientific Publication. Volume 4, Book 1: 1928–1932. Tales, ex. ed. N.V. Kornienko. Мoscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2020. 654 p.
Ex. editor: Natalya V. Kornienko
Classification – name: Literary studies
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
Pages: 842 p.
Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
Rights – URL: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/
Language of the publication: Russian
Type of document: Monograph
Funder: Russian Humanitarian Science Foundation
Funder – grant number: Academic collected works of A.P. Platonov
ISBN: 978-5-9208-0598-0
Year of publication: 2020
Date of publication: 2020
Place of publication: Moscow

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Andrey Platonov. Works. Scientific Publication. Volume 4, Book 2: 1928–1932. Stories. Plays. Scripts. Essays, ex. ed. N.V. Kornienko. Мoscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2020. 842 p.
Ex. editor: Natalya V. Kornienko