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Author Lounsbery, Anne, author.

Title Life is elsewhere : symbolic geography in the Russian provinces, 1800-1917 / Anne Lounsbery
Published Ithaca : Northern Illinois University Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 344 pages)
Series NIU series in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies
NIU series in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies.
Contents Geography, history, trope : facts on the ground -- Before the provinces : pastoral and anti-pastoral in Pushkin's countryside inventing provincial backwardness, or, "Everything is barbarous and horrid" (Herzen, Sollogub, and others) -- "This is Paris itself!" : Gogol in the town of N -- "I do beg of you, wait, and compare!" : Goncharov, Belinsky, and provincial taste -- Back home : the provincial lives of Turgenev's cosmopolitans -- Transcendence deferred : women writers in the provinces -- Melnikov and Leskov, or, What is regionalism in Russia? -- Centering and decentering in Dostoevsky and Tolstoy -- "Everything here is accidental" : Chekhov's geography of meaninglessness -- In the end : Shchedrin, Sologub, and terminal provinciality -- Conclusion : the provinces in the twentieth century
Summary "Author shows how nineteenth-century Russian literature created an imaginary place called "the provinces"--A place at once homogeneous, static, anonymous, and symbolically opposed to Petersburg and Moscow"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 27, 2020)
Subject Country life in literature.
Country life -- Russia -- History -- 19th century
Regionalism in literature.
Regionalism -- Social aspects -- Russia -- History -- 19th century
Russian literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Country life in literature.
Country life.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Russia & the Former Soviet Union.
Regionalism in literature.
Regionalism -- Social aspects.
Russian literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019023348
ISBN 1501747932