The Fantastic in France and Russia in the 19th Century PDF ePub eBook

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The Fantastic in France and Russia in the 19th Century free pdf Hesitation between a natural or supernatural interpretation of fictional events is the life-blood of the fantastic- but just how is this hesitation provoked? In this detailed and insightful study, Claire Whitehead uses examples from nineteenth-century French and Russian literature to provide a range of narrative and syntactic answers to this question. A close reading of eight key works by Alexander Pushkin, Vladimir Odoevskii, Nikolai Gogol, Fedor Dostoevskii, Theophile Gautier, Prosper Merimee and Guy de Maupassant illustrates how ambiguity is provoked by such factors as point of view, multiple voice and narrative authority. The analysis of hesitation experienced in works depicting madness or ironic self-consciousness advocates the inclusion in the genre of previously marginalized texts. The close comparison of works from these two national traditions shows that the fundamental discursive features of the fantastic do not belong to any one language.

About Claire Whitehead

Claire Whitehead is Lecturer in Russian at the University of St Andrews.

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Author : Claire Whitehead
Publisher : Maney Publishing
Data Published : 01 May 2006
ISBN : 1904350569
EAN : 9781904350569
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 184 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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