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dc.contributor.authorLounsbery, Anne
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-14T02:00:54Z
dc.date.available2021-04-14T02:00:54Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.date.submitted2021-04-13T03:31:09Z
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/47830
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/64604
dc.description.abstractRussian-language edition: In Russia and America a perceived absence of literature gave rise to grandiose notions of literature's importance. This book examines how two traditions worked to refigure cultural lack, not by disputing it but by insisting on it, by representing the nation's (putative) cultural deficit as a moral and aesthetic advantage. Through a comparative study of Gogol and Hawthorne, this book examines parallels that seem particularly striking when we consider that these traditions had virtually no points of contact. Yet the unexpected parallels between these authors are the result of historical similarities: Russians and Americans felt obliged to develop a manifestly national literature ex nihilo, and to do so in an age when an unprecedented diversity of printed texts were circulating among an ever more heterogeneous reading public. Responding to these conditions, Gogol and Hawthorne articulated ideas that would prove influential for their nations' literary development: that is, despite the culture's thinness and deviation from European norms, it would soon produce works that would surpass European literature in significance.
dc.languageRussian
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism
dc.subject.otherLiterary Criticism
dc.subject.otherAmerican
dc.subject.otherLiterary Criticism
dc.subject.otherRussian & Former Soviet Union
dc.titleThin Culture, High Art
dc.title.alternativeGogol, Hawthorne, and Authorship in Nineteenth-Century Russia and America
dc.typebook
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy916d7e2c-12bc-4e24-952a-3523fb7b82a0
oapen.relation.isFundedBy969f21b5-ac00-4517-9de2-44973eec6874
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.imprintAcademic Studies Press
dc.relationisFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9


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