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Author Robinson, Douglas, 1954-

Title Estrangement and the somatics of literature : Tolstoy, Shklovsky, Brecht / Douglas Robinson
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008


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Description xx, 317 pages ; 24 cm
Series Parallax : re-visions of culture and society
Parallax (Baltimore, Md.)
Parallax : re-visions of culture and society
Contents Zarazhenie : Tolstoy's infection theory -- Ostranenie : Shklovsky's estrangement theory -- Verfremdung : Brecht's estrangement theory
Summary "Drawing together the estrangement theories of Viktor Shklovsky and Bertolt Brecht with Leo Tolstoy's theory of infection, Douglas Robinson studies the ways in which shared evaluative affect regulates both literary familiarity-convention and tradition-and modern strategies of alienation, depersonalization, and malaise." "Both a comparative study of Russian and German literary-theoretical history and an examination of the somatics of literature, this work provides a deeper understanding of how literature affects the reader and offers a new perspective on present-day problems in poststructuralist approaches to the human condition."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-308) and index
Subject Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Shklovskiĭ, Viktor, 1893-1984 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Alienation (Social psychology) in literature.
Criticism -- Russia (Federation) -- History.
Criticism -- Germany -- History.
LC no. 2007033705
ISBN 9780801887963 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0801887968 (hardcover : alk. paper)