Monographs

  • Adyghe Heroic Epic. Fairy Tale: Source Studies. Text Studies. Typology. Semantics. Poetics (“The Folklore” IWL RAS series)

    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
    Abstract:

    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).

  • Alien – Other – Own. To the Problematics of Ethnocultural Borders

    Classification – name: Literary studies
    Format: Hardback
    Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
    Pages: 336 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)
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    Language of the publication: Russian
    Type of document: Monograph
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.22455/978-8-9208-0671-0
    ISBN: 978-8-9208-0671-0
    Year of publication: 2021
    Date of publication: 20.10.2021
    Place of publication: Moscow

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    Author: Yuri Ya. Barabash
    Alien – Other – Own. To the Problematics of Ethnocultural Borders. Мoscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2021. 336 p. (In Russian). https://doi.org/10.22455/978-8-9208-0671-0
    Keywords: ethnocultural borderland, conceptual, typological, diachrony, synchrony, comparativist, synergistic.
  • F.M. Dostoevsky’s Heritage in the Philosophical and Literary Critical Thought of the Silver Age of Russian Literature

    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
    Abstract:

    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.

  • Gallo-Rossica: From the History of Russian-French Literary Connections (late 18th – early 20th centuries)

    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)
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    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
    Abstract:

    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.

  • God’s Foolishness of Preaching: Andrei Platonov’s Metaphysic and Poetics

    Classification – name: Literary studies
    Format: Hardback
    Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
    Pages: 624
    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: Collection of articles
    DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0606-2
    ISBN: 978-5-9208-0606-2
    Year of publication: 2020
    Date of publication: 04.07.2020
    Place of publication: Moscow

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    Author: Svetlana G. Semyonova
    Svetlana G. Semyonova. God’s Foolishness of Preaching: Andrei Platonov’s Metaphysic and Poetics. Ed. and prefaced by A.G. Gacheva. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2020. 624 p.
    Abstract:

    The book of a famous Russian literature researcher and philosopher Svetlana Grigorievna Semyonova (1941–2014) deals with Andrei Platonov, the most metaphysical writer of the 20th century. The study covers the main body of his prose and drama, from the stories “Epifan Locks”, “Ethereal Tract” and “The Sea of Youth” to the novels Chevengur and Happy Moscow, from the short stories of the 1920-ies to the war prose, from the play “The Hurdy Gurdy” to the grotesque satirical mystery “Noah’s Ark”. S.G. Semyonova relies on her own methodology whereby literature is a figurative and artistic form of the philosophic acquisition of reality where metaphysics is inextricably linked with poetics. She examines Platonov’s “idea of life”, fundamental constants of his worldview (death, affinity, memory, Eros, body, substance of being, etc.), taking a close look at the deepest levels of the text, its plots, images, style, specific features and details of the author’s artistic world. In the second part of the book there are two S.G. Semyonova’s articles representing attempts made in different times to describe Platonov’s “repetitive” and “permanent” ideals, make a philosophical outline of his works. In the final part of the book there is S.G. Semyonova’s interviews and a collection of her diary records showing how the Platonov’s “idea of life” and Fyodorov’s idea of resurrection, reconstruction of panhuman relationship are evolving side by side in the life of one of the leading Russian Platonov scholars and, at the same time, a publisher/researcher of N.F. Fyodorov’s heritage. The book is intended for philologists and philosophers, teachers and students interested in the history of Russian culture.

  • I.S. Shmelev and Russian Classics of the 19th Century. I.S. Turgenev, A.P. Chehov, F.M. Dostoevsky

    Classification – name: Literary studies
    Format: Hardback
    Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
    Pages: 160
    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/10.22455/978-5-9208-0589-8
    ISBN: 978-5-9208-0589-8
    Year of publication: 2019
    Date of publication: 07.06.2019
    Place of publication: Moscow

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    Author: Yulia U. Kaskina
    Yulia U. Kaskina. I.S. Shmelev and Russian Classics of the 19th Century. I.S. Turgenev, A.P. Chehov, F.M. Dostoevsky. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2019. 160 p.
    Keywords: Russian literature of the 19th-20th centuries, literary succession, tradition, innovation, I.S. Shmelev, I.S. Turgenev, F.M. Dostoevsky, A.P. Chekhov
    Abstract:

    The monograph deals with I.S. Shmelev’s works in the light of traditions of the Russian literature of the19th century. Literary continuity is demonstrated at the descriptive, genre and typological levels on examples of some I.S. Shmelev’s works and specific texts of I.S. Turgenev, A.P. Chehov and F.M. Dostoevsky. The author convincingly shows that Shmelev is not only a worthy successor of the traditions of Russian classics but also an artistic innovator who developed and enriched it with his own artistic methods, deep ideas and bright images. New meanings are found out in Shmelev’s stories and novels and deep contextual layers are discovered. Shmelev’s publicist works concerning these authors when he acts as a gifted literary critic is seriously considered. It is particularly important to note that a creatively learned tradition gets new meanings, reinforces the link of time and stabilizes.

  • Landowner’s estate in Russian literature of the late XIX — first third of the XX century: an interdisciplinary approach

    Classification – name: Literary studies
    Format: Hardback
    Dimensions: 60х90 1/16
    Pages: 272
    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 Science Foundation (RSF)
    Funder – grant number: 18-18-00129 “Russian estate in literature and culture: domestic and foreign look”
    DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0636-9
    ISBN: 978-5-9208-0636-9
    ISBN (books series): 978-5-9208-0635-2
    Year of publication: 2020
    Date of publication: 21.01.2021
    Place of publication: Moscow

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    Author: Maxim V. Skorokhodov
    Maxim V. Skorokhodov (author) Landowner’s estate in Russian literature of the late XIX — first third of the XX century: an interdisciplinary approach. Ex. ed. Elena V. Glukhova. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2020. 272 p. (In Russian)
    Ex. editor: Elena V. Glukhova
    Keywords: Russian literature, Russian estate, N.А. Klyuev, S.A. Еsenin, I.S. Shmelev, B.K. Zaitsev
    Abstract:

    The monograph examines the problems of the thesaurus of Russian literary «estate studies» in an interdisciplinary manner: it is shown how the theoretical tools of humanitarian geography and art history enrich the literary analysis of the texts of Russian literature, reflecting the specifics of the «estate» and «dacha» models of rural life. The peculiarities of the «estate-dacha topos» are revealed when referring to the lyrics of N.А. Klyuev, poems by S.A. Еsenin, prose by I.S. Shmelev and B.K. Zaitsev. The appendix contains materials summarizing the author’s experience in developing strategic planning documents for a number of literary reserve museums and estates-museums.

    The book is addressed to humanities scholars — philologists, culturologists, humanitarian geographers, as well as cultural figures and a wide range of lovers of Russian literature.

  • Literary Castles of Europe and the Russian “Country House Genre” across the Centuries (1880s–1930s)

    Classification – name: Literary studies
    Format: Hardback
    Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
    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: 18-18-00129 “Russian estate in literature and culture: domestic and foreign look”
    DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0637-6
    ISBN: 978-5-9208-0637-6
    ISBN (books series): 978-5-9208-0635-2
    Year of publication: 2020
    Date of publication: 02.02.2021
    Place of publication: Moscow

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    Author: Ekaterina E. Dmitrieva
    Ekaterina E. Dmitrieva. Literary Castles of Europe and the Russian “Country House Genre” across the Centuries (1880s–1930s) / Executive ed. G.A. Veligorsky. — Moscow, IWL RAS, 2020. — 768 p. — (Series “The Russian Estate in a Global Context”. Issue No. 5). —https://doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0637-6
    Ex. editor: Georgy A. Veligorsky
  • Ludvig Holberg and Russo-Scandinavian Literary Relations in the 18th Century

    Classification – name: Literary studies
    Format: Hardback
    Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
    Pages: 272
    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: 21-112-00004
    DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0654-3
    ISBN: 978-5-9208-0654-3
    Year of publication: 2021
    Date of publication: 09.09.2021
    Place of publication: Moscow

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    Author: Mikhail Yu. Ljustrov
    Mikhail Yu. Ljustrov. Ludvig Holberg and Russo-Scandinavian Literary Relations in the 18th Century. Мoscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2021. 272 p.
    Keywords: Ludvig Holberg, Russo-Scandinavian literary relations in 18th Cent.,dramaturgy, moral teaching, Russian history.
    Abstract:

    The study deals with the reception of the works by a Danish classic writer, comedyThe study deals with the reception of the works by a Danish classic writer, comedydramatist, fabulist, poet, novelist, historian and moralist Ludvig Holberg in Russia ofthe 18th century focusing on the writings translated into Russian from the German,Latin and Danish — or untranslated yet containing information about Russia, its monarchs and history. The author addresses Holberg`s works within the context of the Russian-Scandinavian literary relations, for this purpose involving works of Danish and Swedish authors of the 17th–18th cs., in one way or another linked with the subject under study.The book is addressed to Slavic scholars, university professors, graduate students and students of philology.

     

  • Milosh Crnjanski. Biography and writing works

    Classification – name: Literary studies
    Format: Hardback
    Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
    Pages: 208
    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: 20-112-00275
    DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0620-8
    ISBN: 978-5-9208-0620-8
    Year of publication: 2021
    Date of publication: 24.05.2021
    Place of publication: Moscow

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    Marina L. Karasjova. Milosh Crnjanski. Biography and writing works. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2021. 208 p. (In Russian) https://doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0620-8
    Keywords: Serbian literature, writing works of M. Crnjanski, national Serbian self-awareness, intercultural Balkan frontier area, modernism trends in Serbian art.
    Abstract:

    The monograph “Milosh Crnjanski. Biography and writing works” is devoted to one of the most famous Serbian authors of XX century. It is the first versatile investigation of so kind in Russia. The significance of M. Crnjanski as a writer in Serbian culture is accounted for the fact that his works are concerned the entire history of Jugoslavia, its royal and socialist periods, and touch all the aspects of Serbian self- awareness — artistic, historical, comparative, philosophical. The innovation of his creative inheritance in sphere of philosophical and lyrical prose, as well in poetry, made him one of the most prominent authors of the whole world.

  • Mythopoetical World Model in Nenets Literature

    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)
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    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.

  • N.V. Gogol and Censorship. The Relationship of the Artist and the Authorities as Key Problem of Gogol's Heritage

    Classification – name: Literary studies
    Format: Hardback
    Dimensions: 70 х 100 1/16
    Pages: 864
    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: 21-112-00001
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0659-8
    ISBN: 978-5-9208-0659-8
    Year of publication: 2021
    Date of publication: 03.07.2021
    Place of publication: Moscow

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    Author: Igor A. Vinogradov
    Igor’ A. Vinogradov. N.V. Gogol and censorship. The Relationship of the Artist and the Authorities as Key Problem of Gogol's Heritage. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2021. 864 p. (In Russian). https://doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0659-8
    Keywords: Russian literature, Nikolai Gogol, biography, creativity, censorship, author's intention, interpretations.
  • Old Russian literature on the Time of Troubles as an artistic phenomenon

    Classification – name: Literary studies
    Format: Hardback
    Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
    Pages: 576
    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/10.22455/978-5-9208-0605-5
    ISBN: 978-5-9208-0605-5
    Year of publication: 2019
    Date of publication: 25.12.2019
    Place of publication: Moscow

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    Author: Olga A.Tufanova
    Olga A.Tufanova. Old Russian literature on the Time of Troubles as an artistic phenomenon. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2019. 576 p.
    Keywords: Old Russian literature, Time of Troubles, cycle, macro- and micropoetics, genre forms, tradition, innovation
    Abstract:

    The monograph explores the old Russian texts of the first third of the 17th century, dedicated to the events of the Time of Troubles, as a macrocycle unique in the history of Old Russian literature, which recorded the moment of the beginning of the transformation of genre forms traditional for medieval literature and methods of depicting historical events and persons. For the first time in Russian medieval studies, an attempt is made to comprehensively review the poetics of the corpus of journalistic and historical works of contemporaries about the Time of Troubles. On the basis of the analysis of macro- and micro-poetic means of image covered in the tradition and new methods of narration in the little-studied and otherwise studied texts, the question is raised of the origin of a new type of historical narrative in the first third of the 17th century Russian literature. The book is intended for medieval scholars, teachers, students and all interested in the Russian medieval literature.

  • Paris Belongs to Dreamers…

    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/10.22455/978-5-9208-0608-6
    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
    Abstract:

    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.

  • Poetry of East Africa: from the mid-20th till present

    Classification – name: Literary studies
    Format: Hardback
    Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
    Pages: 208
    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: 20-112-00286
    DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0629-1
    ISBN: 978-5-9208-0629-1
    Year of publication: 2021
    Date of publication: 12.05.2021
    Place of publication: Moscow

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    Author: Natalya S. Frolova
    Frolova, Natalya S. Poetry of East Africa: from the mid-20th till present. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2021. 208 p. https://doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0629-1
    Editors: Natalya V. Zakharova
    Keywords: East African poetry, English-language poetry of Uganda, Swahili poetry of Kenya and Tanzania.
    Abstract:

    The book deals with the development of English and Swahili poetry in three East African countries: Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. It covers the period from the late 1960s to the present day. For the first time in the world African literary studies, the researcher created a comprehensive picture of the East African literary process of the second half of the 20th century and the first decade of the 21st century. The author analyzes two branches of modern East African poetry, such as the English-language poetry of Uganda and Kenya and the Swahili poetry of Kenya and Tanzania, by dwelling on the works of over 30 modern East African poets. An extensive poetic corpus is used to characterize its themes and artistic features. The poetry of modern East African authors is analyzed considering the culture, traditions, and realities of Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania.

  • Textology: Theory and Practice

    Classification – name: Literary studies
    Format: Hardback
    Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
    Pages: 256
    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: 19-112-00133д
    DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0600-0
    ISBN: 978-5-9208-0600-0
    Year of publication: 2019
    Date of publication: 07.02.2020
    Place of publication: Moscow

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    Author: Lydia A. Spiridonova
    Lydia A. Spiridonova. Textology: Theory and Practice. Moscow, IWS RAS Publ., 2019. 256 p.
    Keywords: Textual studies, edition practice, textological schools and directions, academic collections of works
    Abstract:

    The monograph of L. Spiridonova is an academic paper where the main theoretical problems of textual studies are raised and solved on the vast material of editional practice of the second half of the 20th – the beginning of the 21st century, such as preparing complete scientific and academic collected works of classics, the choosing a source of a main text, the problems of “an author’s will”, censor and self-censor, publishing authors belonging to the Russian Diaspora abroad, unfinished works, text reconstruction, etc. Theoretical conclusions are supported with specific examples from the history of preparation of classics’ collected works. The book presents a brief essay of textology since the second half of the 20th century till nowadays and analyzes the existing textology schools and areas (German, French, Anglo-American and Russian). The book would be useful not only for scholars but also for publishers, editors, under- and postgraduate students of liberal arts schools.

  • The Angle of Refraction. Literature and Identity: the Communicative Aspect

    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/10.22455/978-5-9208-0586-7
    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.

  • The Literary Process in China in the 1st Quarter of the 20th Century. The Evolution of Prosaic Genres

    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
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    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.

  • The Literature of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast). Drama and Novel

    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.)
    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: 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.

  • Yesenin in Poland (1918–1939). Reception and Interpretation

    Classification – name: Literary studies
    Format: Hardback
    Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
    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: 18-112-00212
    DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0591-1
    ISBN: 978-5-9208-0591-1
    Year of publication: 2019
    Date of publication: 03.07.2019
    Place of publication: Moscow

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    Author: Natalia I. Shubnikova-Guseva
    Natalia I. Shubnikova-Guseva. Yesenin in Poland (1918–1939). Reception and Interpretation. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2019. 416 p.
    Keywords: Russian literature, S. Yesenin, Poland, reception strategies, translations
    Abstract:

    The monograph deals with the history of reception and interpretation S.A. Yesenin’s works in Poland between wars. Special attention is paid to the analysis of basic premises, common patterns, differences and similarities of the translational and critical reception of Yesenin’s works in Poland in terms of reception strategies and dynamics in different European countries and regions. A synthetical research of this kind has been taken for the first time. According to periodization representing the way in which Yesenin was received in Poland, the monograph has three parts dedicated to the initiate period of reception (1918–1925), the second part of the 1920-ies and the 1930-ies. Appendix includes Polish writers and critics’ articles and reviews about Yesenin in 1920-30-ies translated into Russian, and the facsimile of the book :Sergey Yesenin. Confessions of a Hooligan and Other Poems. Trans. by K.A. Javorski. Helm. 1935. Lino prints by Zenon Wasnievski. The book also has the name index. The monograph would be useful both for those who study Russian literature in our country and abroad and for general reader interested in S.A. Yesenin’s works.