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Overwriting Chaos : Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's Fictive Worlds / Richard Tempest.

Author/Creator:
Tempest, Richard, author., Author,
Publication:
Boston, MA : Academic Studies Press, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (748 pages).
Series:
Cultural Revolutions: Russia in the Twentieth Century
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Subjects:
Russia in literature.
Solzhenit͡syn, Aleksandr Isaevich, 1918-2008 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
In English.
Summary:
Richard Tempest examines Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's evolution as a literary artist from his early autobiographical novel Love the Revolution to the experimental mega-saga The Red Wheel, and beyond. Tempest shows how this author gives his characters a presence so textured that we can readily imagine them as figures of flesh and blood and thought and feeling. The study discusses Solzhenitsyn's treatment of Lenin, Stalin, and the Russian revolution; surprising predilection for textual puzzles and games à la Nabokov or even Borges; exploration of erotic themes; and his polemical interactions with Russian and Western modernism. Also included is new information about the writer's life and art provided by his family, as well as Tempest's interviews with him in 2003-07.
Contents:
Front matter
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
A Note on Translations and Transliterations
Preface
Timeline of Solzhenitsyn's Life and Works
Part One. THE WRITER IN SITU
1. The Quilted Jerkin: Solzhenitsyn's Life and Art
2. Ice, Squared: "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich"
3. "Turgenev Never Knew": The Shorter Fictions of the 1950's and 1960's
4. Meteor Man: Love the Revolution
5. Helots and Heroes: In the First Circle
6. Rebel versus Rabble: Cancer Ward
Part Two. THE WRITER EX SITU
7. Twilight of All the Russias: The Red Wheel
8. Return: The Shorter Fictions of the 1990's
9. Modernist?
Appendix. Three Interviews with Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (2003-7)
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 29. Feb 2020)
ISBN:
1-64469-013-6
OCLC:
1117310970
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9781644690130 doi