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The Wrath of Dionysus: A Novel

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The Wrath of Dionysus, foregrounding changing gender roles and issues of sexual identity, became a sensational and controversial best-seller soon after it hit Russian bookstores in 1910. Long before postmodernism suggested that gender was a social construct rather than a biological absolute, Nagrodskaia's novel put this issue before middle-class Russian audiences hungry fo ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 1st 1997 by Indiana University Press
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Becky Blackmer
Oct 14, 2016 Becky Blackmer rated it it was amazing
I don't know why, but I loved this book. This is not usually the kind of book I would enjoy, something that deals quite a bit with romance (and that I needed to read it for a class), but I found myself enjoying it a lot more than I ever thought I would. Heck, I read it all in one day!

The story deals with a woman finding her place in society. This woman loves art, and everyone that knows her knows her true passion lies in art. But as she develops as a person, she finds herself caught between the
Apr 24, 2012 Hannah rated it liked it
'The Wrath of Dionysus' tells the tale of a young Russian widow and artist who is compelled by her 'unfeminine' sexuality to pursue an affair whilst holidaying away from her fiance. The book explores the vast notion of love through its encounter with animalistic lust, homosexuality, companionship and parenthood. It also explores gender and sexuality as constructions, as our herione finds herself in a typically 'masculine' dilemna (as Latchinov tells her) but reacts to it with her 'feminine' mora ...more
Jul 03, 2010 Nick rated it did not like it
Nagrodskaia was all the rage of pre-Revolutionary Russia. A century later, this tale of passion in the Chekhovian hinterlands among those wealthy enough to travel to Paris and Florence, unfortunately lacks either Chekhovian tragedy or comedy. It just goes to show that one century's breathless tale of erotic and illicit passion can become the next century's boilerplate for a telenovela. Paging Anna Karenina.
Feb 08, 2010 George rated it liked it
A very interesting book in theme, although the writing style was somewhat indelicate - hard to say if this was remnants of the original or just poor translation. The fluidity of the characters' sexuality and gender identity - very different from the typical Western binary presentation - was inspiring and something I will reflect on for a while. Certainly a memorable book, if not a wellspring of elegant prose.
Oct 17, 2010 Sumi rated it really liked it
i liked the novel,& iam doing this as my thesis for M.phil.
so iam searching different views of this work.
feminist reading & the psycho analytical reding of this book .
but i didnn,t get any materials about the author/work.
can anybody help me? please........
Aug 20, 2016 Gabe rated it did not like it
I don't usually condone book burnings but............this is by far one of the worst books I have ever read. Avoid it. Avoid it like the plague.
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