Franklin

Oblomov and his Creator : Life and Art of Ivan Goncharov / Milton Ehre.

Author/Creator:
Ehre, Milton, author.
Publication:
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2015]
Series:
Studies of the Russian Institute.
Princeton legacy library.
Studies of the Harriman Institute, Columbia University ; 1231
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (311 pages).
Childrens subjects:
Goncharov, Ivan Aleksandrovich, 1812-1891.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Goncharov's novels have been popular in Russia since their publication, and Oblomov, the central character of his most famous novel, has become the prototype of a fat and lazy man. Milton Ehre offers new interpretations of the complex personality of Goncharov and shows how in many ways Oblomov was a self-portrait of his creator. The introductory chapter neither idealizes Goncharov nor glosses over his weaknesses but shows a sensitive understanding of this major nineteenth-century Russian writer. The author goes beyond the standard critical clichés about Goncharov to a contemporary reading of his entire artistic production. Proceeding from the assumption that meanings in art are intimately related to forms, he discusses Goncharov's works with close attention to style, structure, and distinctions of genre, to arrive at an understanding of Goncharov's themes and his view of experience. Milton Ehre's extensive knowledge of the Russian literature on Goncharov and his own literary sensitivity combine to provide a new understanding of Goncharov and his novels.Originally published in 1974.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Contents:
Frontmatter
PREFACE
CONTENTS
CHAPTER I. A Portrait of the Artist
CHAPTER II. Esthetic Views
CHAPTER III. The Creative Method and1 the Writing of the Novels
CHAPTER IV. Early Efforts
CHAPTER V. A Common Story
CHAPTER VI. A Prosaic Imagination: The Journey of the Frigate Pallas
CHAPTER VII. Oblomov
CHAPTER VIII. The Ravine
CHAPTER IX. Goncharov and His Trilogy
CHAPTER X. Last Works
A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX OF PROPER NAMES AND TITLES
Backmatter
Notes:
Reprint. Originally published: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [1973], in series Studies of the Russian Institute, Columbia University.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 280-287) and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
ISBN:
0-691-64573-6
1-4008-6818-1
OCLC:
933516479
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9781400868186 doi
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