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Vladimir Odoevsky and Romantic Poetics
224 pages, bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-57181-907-9 $135.00/£99.00 Hb Published (January 1998)
eISBN 978-1-78920-379-0 eBook
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.