World Literature

  • Estate Real — Estate Literary: Vectors of Creative Transformation

    Classification – name: Literary studies
    Format: Hardback
    Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
    Pages: 384 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: Collection of articles
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0676-5
    ISBN: 978-5-9208-0676-5
    ISBN (books series): 978-5-9208-0635-2
    Year of publication: 2021
    Place of publication: Moscow

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    Estate real — estate literary: vectors of creative transformation. Ex. ed. Olga A. Bogdanova. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2021. 384 p. — (Series “Russian Estate in a Global Context”. Iss. No. 6). — https://doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0676-5
    Ex. editor: Olga A. Bogdanova
    Keywords: estate, cottage, fiction, ego-documents, prototypes, biographies, poetics.
  • 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.
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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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
  • Russian Literature in the Russian-Italian Dialogue of the 21st Century: Text Criticism, Poetics, Translations

    Classification – name: Literary studies
    Format: Hardback
    Dimensions: 60х90 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)
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    Language of the publication: Russian
    Type of document: Collection of articles
    DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0643-7
    ISBN: 978-5-9208-0643-7
    Year of publication: 2020
    Date of publication: 18.01.2021
    Place of publication: Moscow

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    Russian Literature in the Russian-Italian Dialogue of the 21st Century: Text Criticism, Poetics, Translations. Eds. M. I. Shcherbakova, G. Ghini. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2020. 336 p.
    Ex. editor: Giuseppe Ghini, Marina I. Shcherbakova
  • Sociocultural development of languages in polyethnic countries: Russia-Vietnam

    Classification – name: Literary studies
    Format: Hardback
    Dimensions: 70х100/16
    Pages: 704
    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
    Funder: Russian Foundation for basic research (RFBR)
    Funder – grant number: 20-112-00108 д
    DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0642-0
    ISBN: 978-5-9208-0642-0
    Year of publication: 2020
    Date of publication: 15.01.2021
    Place of publication: Moscow

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    Sociocultural development of languages in polyethnic countries: Russia-Vietnam. Ed. by Aysa N. Bitkeeva,Vida Yu. Mikhalchenko, Nguyen Van Hiep. Moscow, 2020. 704 p.
    Ex. editor: Aysa N. Bitkeeva, Nguyen Van Hiep, Vida Yu. Mikhalchenko
    Abstract:

    The Russian-Vietnamese international research presents the general principles of sociolinguistic typology, the definition of functional types of languages and functional dominants, with a special focus on minority languages. The main subject of the research is languages of Russia and Vietnam. The monograph presents a sociolinguistic classification of languages of these two polyethnic countries based on the volume of their social functions, analyses of the dynamics of language situations in polyethnic Russia and Vietnam. The legislative basis of the language life in both countries is considered in the research. The appendix includes the “Glossary of Sociolinguistic Terms” in Russian, English and Vietnamese.

  • Meeting of East and West. Interaction of Literatures and Traditions

    Classification – name: Literary studies
    Format: Hardback
    Dimensions: 60х90 1/16
    Pages: 335
    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
    Funder: Russian Foundation for basic research (RFBR)
    Funder – grant number: 19-112-00252
    DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0602-4
    ISBN: 978-5-9208-0602-4
    Year of publication: 2020
    Date of publication: 11.05.2020
    Place of publication: Moscow

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    Meeting of East and West. Interaction of Literatures and Traditions. Eds. A.S. Balakhovskaya, M.R. Nenarokova, N.V. Zakharova. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2020. 335 p.
    Ex. editor: Alexandra S. Balakhovskaya, Maria R. Nenarokova, Natalya V. Zakharova
    Keywords: world literature, dialogue of cultures, East-West dichotomy, tradition, innovation.
    Abstract:

    The collective work included articles covering a wide range of issues, but united by one problem: the study of cultural transfer in the works of art in the countries of the East and West, where the East means a region that includes the countries of Africa, the Middle East, Far East and Southeast Asia, and The whole of Europe is included in the West, including Russia. Such a wide geographical scope is determined by the desire to study the mutual influences and ideological image of the phenomena of European, Russian and Oriental literature and cultures; the authors of the articles examine the transformation of the ideological and aesthetic views of European writers in the course of their perception by Eastern writers; analyze the mechanism of adaptation of the phenomena of foreign cultures by Europeans. It is important to study the mechanism for changing the Eurocentric view of the world, the dynamics of the literary process, the definition of the place and role of European literature in the complex process of interaction between the traditional and innovative views of progressive writers who were at the source of the contemporary literature of Eastern countries, including the African continent. The authors of the articles of collective work set as their task the study of the degree of mutual penetration of traditional views and literary and aesthetic concepts of European writers, which gave rise to new literary genres both in the East, and in Russia and Europe. Another task is to understand the internal mechanisms that led to the new status of the eastern region in the global space, the understanding of processes in public and literary thought in these countries and the mutual influence of European and non-European literatures and cultures.

  • The Global Value of M. Gorky

    Classification – name: Literary studies
    Format: Hardback
    Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
    Pages: 384
    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/10.22455/978-5-9208-0633-8
    ISBN: 978-5-9208-0633-8
    Year of publication: 2020
    Date of publication: 19.12.2020
    Place of publication: Moscow

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    Spiridonova, L.A., editor. The Global Value of M. Gorky. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2020. 384 p. https://doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0633-8 (Book Series «M. Gorky. Materials and Research». Edition 15)
    Ex. editor: Lydia A. Spiridonova
    Keywords: Maxim Gorky, Russian literature, philosophical and aesthetic views, European discourse
    Abstract:

    Maxim Gorky was one of the key figures of the twentieth century. In many coun- tries of the world: in the USA and Canada, Italy and Germany, China and Japan — Gorky is not only considered a world-class writer, but is also called one of the intel- lectual leaders of his time, whose voice the whole world listened to. In this work on an unknown archival material disclosed the global value of the writer’s personality and work, the influence of his philosophical and aesthetic views on the literature of other countries, his diverse ties with foreign writers, politicians, philosophers and artists. Gorky’s life and work are presented on a broad historical and philosophical background, which allows a new interpretation of such cardinal problems of the cen- tury as the assessment of wars and revolutions, social movements and literary move- ments. On the 150th anniversary of the birth of M. Gorky.

    The book is intended for philologists, historians, cultural scientists, as well as for a wide range of readers.

  • French and Francophone Manuscripts in Russia (the 18th – the Beginning of the 20th Century)

    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: Collection of articles
    Funder: Russian Foundation for basic research (RFBR)
    Funder – grant number: 14-24-17001 а (м)
    DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0579-9
    ISBN: 978-5-9208-0579-9
    Year of publication: 2019
    Date of publication: 07.06.2019
    Place of publication: Moscow

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    French and Francophone Manuscripts in Russia (the 18th – the Beginning of the 20th Century), ed. by E.E. Dmitrieva and A.V. Golubkov. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2019. 576 p.
    Ex. editor: Andrey V. Golubkov, Ekaterina E. Dmitrieva
    Keywords: French manuscripts, francophone documents, Russian archives, dialogue of cultures, history of texts, culture of bilingualism in Russia
    Abstract:

    This group monograph is prepared as a part of the international project “French and Francophone Manuscripts in Russia (the 18th – the Beginning of the 20th Century)” supported by RSRF (project number 14-24-17001); its aim is to investigate of the culture of bilingualism in Russia, to introduce unknown or forgotten authors and their works kept unpublished in archives, to study small forms (albums, letters, collection of French quotes that, beside a learning exercise, could hide a camouflaged autobiography), to research the conquest of the literary market by Russian writers in France and French writers in Russia. The monograph consists of two parts. The first one includes publications of archive and rare francophone material (Jean Francois Dreux du Radier’s “Dictionnaire d’amour” and A.V. Khrapovitsky’s “Love Lexicon”, the Prussian queen Louise’s diary, I.S. Turgenev’s letter to Baron de Merian about the balance of thinking in Germany, Henri Barbusse’s correspondence with A.V. Lunacharsky). Articles include papers of project participants dealing with the problem of “foreign” market-seeking.

  • Poetics of Classical Foreign Detective Story

    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: Collection of articles
    Funder: Russian Foundation for basic research (RFBR)
    Funder – grant number: 18-112-00276/18
    DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0564-5
    ISBN: 978-5-9208-0564-5
    Year of publication: 2019
    Date of publication: 18.03.2019
    Place of publication: Moscow

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    Poetics of Classical Foreign Detective Story, ed. by K.A. Chekalov, M.R. Nenarokova. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2019. 304 p.
    Ex. editor: Kirill A. Chekalov, Maria R. Nenarokova
    Keywords: Detective story, fantastic fiction, crime and spy novel, poetics, genre canon, evolution
    Abstract:

    This collection is continuing a series of publications on different problems of mass literature prepared by IWL RAS researchers, with the participation of experts from other scientific institutions. The book analyzes poetics of a genre that is always popular with the wide range of readers – a detective story during its early development (the 19th – beginning of the 20th century). On material of English, American, French, Italian, German, Norwegian and Chinese literatures the research highlights, beside the classics of the genre, some little-known works; the mutual influence of certain authors and works is examined. Special attention is paid to boundary phenomena, some genre and stylistic forms related to detective stories (science fiction, crime and spy novels).

  • Philosophical and Aesthetic Constants of North-American Literature in the Dynamics of its Literary Trends

    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)
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    Language of the publication: Russian
    Type of document: Collection of articles
    DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.22455/978-5-9208-0582-9
    ISBN: 978-5-9208-0582-9
    Year of publication: 2019
    Date of publication: 25.05.2019
    Place of publication: Moscow

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    Philosophical and Aesthetic Constants of North-American Literature in the Dynamics of its Literary Trends / ex. ed. E.A. Stetsenko, ed. A.P. Urakova. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2019. 336 p.
    Ex. editor: Ekaterina A. Stetsenko
    Editors: Alexandra P. Urakova
    Keywords: American literature, synergetic theory, literary schools, ideological and aesthetical constants, canon dialectics
    Abstract:

    This book considers the dynamics of change of literary trends in the USA literature in the light of an actual synergetic theory where the literary process appears as unsteady and unlinear, in the every point giving the new picture that can be reconstructed only taking in account the whole sum of its phenomena. Such approach allows to investigate the development of the American literature in the historical movement of its specific constant features that form this or that trends. The dynamics of trends is analyzed both in synchronous and diachronic key. Parallel with the linear approach that makes an accent on removability of trends and styles, the archeological one is also employed — it deals with the neighbor and heterogeneous strata of national culture in their dynamic interaction. This work examines only some themes, ideological and aesthetic constants, genres, problems and authors of the American literature, but they seem to be important and demonstrative for the whole picture of national literary process. For the first time are investigated the role and evolution of the categories of due and real, the phenomenon of correlation of sentimental and romantic, the movement of the narrator’s point of view from romanticism to modernism, the dialectics of canon as literary factor, transformation of the model of black race in the mainstream literary tradition, genesis of postmodern detective, the influence of English romanticism on the American poetry (on the example of the poetry of R.P. Warren), synthesis of various trends in the works of W. Faulkner that demonstrates the common tendency of the contemporary literature.

  • Allegory in the History of the World Literature: from Late Antiquity to Romanticism

    Classification – name: Literary studies
    Format: Hardback
    Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
    Pages: 368
    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/10.22455/978-5-9208-0517-1
    ISBN: 978-5-9208-0517-1
    Year of publication: 2019
    Date of publication: 29.05.2018
    Place of publication: Moscow

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    Allegory in the History of the World Literature: from Late Antiquity to Romanticism / ed. A.V. Toporova. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2019. 368 p.
    Ex. editor: Anna V. Toporova
    Keywords: Allegory, evolution, cultural background, multifunctionality
    Abstract:

    This book covers the wide range of problems concerning the study of allegory: its functioning in different culture contexts, its adaptation to change of epoch, its specifics depending on the genre where it is used; forms it takes. The study deals with varied aspects of existence of allegory in the texts from different epochs and literary movements — from late antiquity to romanticism. Allegory comes across as an ambiguous, polifunctional, mobile method the use and reception of which is constantly changing. The offered book is the first Russian research of the evolution of the “allegory” concept from antiquity to the 20th century. It would be useful for experts on the world literature, literary theorists, and philological students.

  • 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.

  • 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
    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.

  • 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)
    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
    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.

  • 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)
    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
    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.