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How the Russians Read the French: Lermontov, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy
Russian writers of the nineteenth century were quite consciously creating a new national literary tradition. They saw themselves self-consciously through Western European eyes, at once admiring Europe and feeling inferior to it. This ambivalence was perhaps most keenly felt in relation to France, whose language and culture had shaped the world of the Russian aristocracy fr ...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published May 27th 2010 by University of Wisconsin Press
(first published November 7th 2008)
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