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Vladimir Odoevsky and Romantic Poetics

Collected Essays

Neil Cornwell

224 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-57181-907-9 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Published (January 1998)


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Vladimir Odoevsky (1804-1869) was a fascinating and encyclopedic figurein nineteenth-century Russian culture, who in his day was mentioned in the same breath as Pushkin and Gogol. Thinker, pedagogue, musicologist, amateur scientist and public servant, he is now undergoing a revival as a virtually rediscovered writer of Romantic and Gothic fiction. The author, a leading specialist on Odoevsky, analyses the contribution of Odoevsky to Russian prose fiction and in particular his influential approach to Romanticism, his Gothic novellas and his proto-science fiction, as well as his critical reception.

Neil Cornwell is Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature at the University of Bristol and was the founder-editor of Irish Slavonic Studies.

Subject: General Cultural Studies
Area: Central/Eastern Europe



Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Note on Transliteration

Chapter 1. Vladimir Fedorovich Odoevsky: Career, Personality, Reputation
Chapter 2. Vladimir Odoevsky’s Ridiculous Dream About That? Excursus: A Note on Aristidov’s Mistresses
Chapter 3. Perspectives on the Romanticism of Vladimir Odoevsky
Chapter 4. Russkie nochi: Genre, Reception and Romantic Poetics
Chapter 5. Belinsky and Vladimir Odoevsky
Chapter 6. Utopia and Dystopia in Russian Fiction: the Contribution of Vladimir Odoevsky
Chapter 7. Odoevsky’s Pestrye skazki
Chapter 8. Vladimir Odoevsky and Russian Gothic
Chapter 9. Piracy and Higher Realism: the strange case of Vladimir Odoevsky and Fitz-James O’Brien

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