Lermontov s Narratives of Heroism

This is the first study of Russian writer Mikhail Lermontov (1814-41) that attempts to integrate the in-depth interpretations of all his major texts--including his famous A Hero of Our Time, the novel that laid the foundation for the ...

Lermontov s Narratives of Heroism

Lermontov s Narratives of Heroism

This is the first study of Russian writer Mikhail Lermontov (1814-41) that attempts to integrate the in-depth interpretations of all his major texts--including his famous A Hero of Our Time, the novel that laid the foundation for the Russian psychological novel. Lermontov's explorations of the virtues and limitations of heroic, self-reliant conduct have subsequently become obscured or misread. This new book focuses upon the peculiar, disturbing, and arguably most central feature of Russian culture: its suspicion of and hostility toward individual achievement and self-assertion. The analysis and interpretation of Lermontov's texts enables Golstein to address broader cultural issues by exploring the reasons behind the persistent misreading of Lermontov's major works and by investigating the cultural attitudes that shaped Russia's reaction to the challenges of modernity.

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Lermontov's Narratives of Heroism
Language: en
Pages: 244
Authors: Associate Professor of Slavic Studies Vladimir Golstein, Vladimir Golstein
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: Northwestern University Press

This is the first study of Russian writer Mikhail Lermontov (1814-41) that attempts to integrate the in-depth interpretations of all his major texts--including his famous A Hero of Our Time, the novel that laid the foundation for the Russian psychological novel. Lermontov's explorations of the virtues and limitations of heroic,
Lermontov's
Language: en
Pages: 206
Authors: Lewis Bagby
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-06-05 - Publisher: Northwestern University Press

Mikhail Lermontov's book, A Hero of Our Time, was written in 1840 and is an important work of psychological realism. This volume includes articles by theorists from various perspectives.
A Hero of Our Time
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Mikhail Lermontov
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-11 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

'After all that - how, you might wonder, could one not become a fatalist?' Lermontov's hero, Pechorin, is a young army officer posted to the Caucasus, where his adventures - amorous and reckless - do nothing to alleviate his boredom and cynicism. World-weary and self-destructive, Pechorin is alienated from those
After Lermontov
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Mikhail Lermontov
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-04-24 - Publisher: Carcanet

Mikhail Lermontov (1814-41) is best known in the West today as the author of the novel A Hero of Our Time. But at the time of his death, aged only 26, he was widely regarded as Russia's greatest living poet. He achieved almost instant fame in 1837 with On the
Times of Trouble
Language: en
Pages: 324
Authors: Marcus C. Levitt, Tatyana Novikov
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

From the country that has added to our vocabulary such colorful terms as "purges," "pogroms," and "gulag," this collection investigates the conspicuous marks of violence in Russian history and culture. Russians and non-Russians alike have long debated the reasons for this endemic violence. Some have cited Russia's huge size, unforgiving

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