- Inbunden (Hardback)
- Antal sidor
- 2005 ed.
- Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
- XXVI, 287 p.
- 234 x 165 x 25 mm
- Antal komponenter
- 1 Hardback
- 635 g
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Journeys to a Graveyard
Perceptions of Europe in Classical Russian Travel Writing
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From the reviews: "Offord provides each travelogue with a succinct introduction to its specific European and Russian geopolitical, social, literary, and cultural context and its author's biography. The book's strength is the skilful contextualization and broadly cultural analysis of each text. ... Offord's monograph is an outstanding contribution to travelogue research and intellectual history. Superb contextualization and bibliographical depth and breadth make it useful to experts and accessible to nonexperts. Clear writing, perfect organization and layout, and a total lack of typos enhance the reading pleasure." (Gitta Hammarberg, Slavic Review, Vol. 65 (4), 2006) "Offord deconstructs published travel writings composed by eight Russian elites over a period spanning the rise of Peter the Great's empire in the late seventeenth century to the early reign of Alexander III in the late nineteenth. ... Offord's book will interest readers concerned with travel writing as a literary form and as a conduit for defining the self as much ... ." (Brigid O'Keeffe, H-Net Reviews, February, 2007) "DEREK OFFORD'S Journeys to a Graveyard concerns itself with Russian travel narratives to Western Europe between 1697 and 1881, with an emphasis on the period from the late 1830s to the 1860s ... . with helpful historical and biographical backgrounders, this study should attract the interest of both specialists and the general public. ... it offers an invaluable view onto the intellectual history of nineteenth-century Russia."(Andreas Schoenle, The Slovonic and East European Reivew, Vol. 86 (4), October, 2008)
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Acknowledgements.- Note on dates, transliteration, names, references and translation.- Foreword.- Introduction.- Piotr Tolstoi: a travel diary.- Fonvizin: letters from foreign journeys.- Karamzin: The Letters of a Russian Traveller.- Pogodin: A Year in Foreign Lands.- Botkin: Letters on Spain.- Herzen: Letters from France and Italy.- Dostoevskii: Winter Notes on Summer Impressions.- Saltykov-Shchedrin: Across the Border.- Conclusion.- Bibliography.- Index of names and subjects.- Index of place-names.