The Literary Underground Writers And The Totalitarian Experience 1900 1950

Author: John Hoyles
Editor: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312061838
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This wide-ranging interdisciplinary study explores the concept of totalitarianism in western thought from Rousseau to George Orwell, taking its examples from twentieth-century European literature.

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Comparative Criticism Volume 16 Revolutions And Censorship

Author: E. S. Shaffer
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521471992
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This 1994 book addresses literary theory and criticism, comparative studies in terms of theme, genre movement and influence, and interdisciplinary perspectives.

The City In Literature

Author: Richard Lehan
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520212568
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This sweeping literary encounter with the Western idea of the city moves from the early novel in England to the apocalyptic cityscapes of Thomas Pynchon. Throughout the book author Richard Lehan pursues a dialectic of order and disorder, hope and despair, optimism and pessimism. 9 illustrations.

Stormy Petrel

Author: Dan Levin
Editor: Schocken
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Traces the life of the Russian-born writer, discusses the forces that shaped his philosophy, and discusses his major works

The Lower Depths

Author: Maksim Gorky
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486411156
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This compelling 1902 play, considered Gorky's masterpiece, centers on a group of wretched souls who congregate to play cards, tell stories, and debate whether it is better to live without illusions or to maintain a romanticized worldview. A powerful, influential drama, hailed for its realistic and memorable characterizations.

Winter Notes On Summer Impressions

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Editor: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810115187
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Winter Notes on Summer Impressions (? ? ? ? ?) is an early book-length essay by Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky which he composed while traveling in western Europe. Many commentators believe that in the themes it explores, the essay anticipates his later work Notes from the Underground. In June 1862, Dostoevsky left Petersburg on his first excursion to Western Europe. Ostensibly making the trip to consult Western specialists about his epilepsy, he also wished to see firsthand the source of the Western ideas he believed were corrupting Russia. Over the course of his journey he visited a number of major cities, including Berlin, Paris, London, Florence, Milan, and Vienna. He recorded his impressions in Winter Notes on Summer Impressions, which were first published in the February 1863 issue of Vremya (Time), the periodical of which he was the editor. Among other themes, Dostoevsky reveals his Pan-Slavism, rejecting European culture as corrupt and exhorting Russians to resist the temptation to emulate or adopt European ways of life.

The Best Books For Academic Libraries Language And Literature

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Books recommended for undergraduate and college libraries listed by Library of Congress Classification Numbers.

Nachtasyl

Author: Maksim Gorky
Editor: Branden Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780828314459
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In a crowded dark room live the dregs of Russian society: a thief, a prostitute, her pimp, and several other criminals and outcasts. The general humdrum drama of their lives goes on as they get into fights, have disagreements, counsel one another over their losses, and so on. Luka, an idealistic spiritual sort, finds his way into the group, and starts to spread his message of hope and positive thinking. This spurs the plot along a bit, because many in the group are hard-bitten realists who have no truck with faith or hope...

Nachtasyl

Author: Maksim Gorky
Editor: Branden Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780828314459
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In a crowded dark room live the dregs of Russian society: a thief, a prostitute, her pimp, and several other criminals and outcasts. The general humdrum drama of their lives goes on as they get into fights, have disagreements, counsel one another over their losses, and so on. Luka, an idealistic spiritual sort, finds his way into the group, and starts to spread his message of hope and positive thinking. This spurs the plot along a bit, because many in the group are hard-bitten realists who have no truck with faith or hope...