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Maximilian Voloshin and the Russian literary circle [electronic resource] : culture and survival in revolutionary times / Barbara Walker.

By: Walker, Barbara, 1958-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2005Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 235 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0253110432 (electronic bk.); 9780253110435 (electronic bk.); 025334431X; 9780253344311.Subject(s): Voloshin, Maksimilian Aleksandrovich, 1877-1932 -- Friends and associates | Russian literature -- Societies, etc | Intellectuals -- Russia -- History -- 20th century | Intellectuals -- Soviet Union -- History | Literature and state -- Russia | Literature and state -- Soviet Union | LITERARY CRITICISM -- Russian & Former Soviet Union | Voloshin, Maksimilian Aleksandrovich, 1877-1932 -- Amis et relations | Litt�erature russe -- Associations | Intellectuels -- Russie -- Histoire -- 20e si�ecle | Intellectuels -- URSS -- Histoire | Litt�erature -- Politique gouvernementale -- Russie | Litt�erature -- Politique gouvernementale -- URSS | Literaire salonsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Maximilian Voloshin and the Russian literary circle.DDC classification: 891.71/3 Other classification: 18.53 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Voloshin's social and cultural origins -- The Russian symbolists and their circles -- Voloshin and the modernist problem of the ugly poetess -- The Koktebel' dacha circle -- Insiders and outsiders, gossip and mythology : from communitas toward network node -- Voloshin carves power out of fear -- Voloshin carves power, cont'd, and the broader context and implications of his activities -- Inside Voloshin's Soviet circle : persistence of structure, preservation of anti-structure -- Collapse of a patronage network and Voloshin's death.
Review: "In this book, Barbara Walker examines the Russian literary circle, a feature of Russian intellectual and cultural life from tsarist times into the early Soviet period, through the life story of one of its liveliest and most adored figures, the poet Maximilian Voloshin (1877-1932). From 1911 until his death, Voloshin led a circle in the Crimean village of Koktebel' that was a haven for such literary luminaries as Marina Tsvetaeva, Nikolai Gumilev, and Osip Mandelshtam. Drawing upon the anthropological theories of Victor Turner, Walker depicts the literary circle of late Imperial Russia as a contradictory mix of idealism and "communitas," on the one hand, and traditional Russian patterns of patronage and networking, on the other." "While detailing the colorful history of Voloshinov's circle in the pre- and postrevolutionary decades, the book demonstrates that the literary circle and its leaders played a key role in integrating the intelligentsia into the emerging ethos of the Soviet state."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-229) and index.

Voloshin's social and cultural origins -- The Russian symbolists and their circles -- Voloshin and the modernist problem of the ugly poetess -- The Koktebel' dacha circle -- Insiders and outsiders, gossip and mythology : from communitas toward network node -- Voloshin carves power out of fear -- Voloshin carves power, cont'd, and the broader context and implications of his activities -- Inside Voloshin's Soviet circle : persistence of structure, preservation of anti-structure -- Collapse of a patronage network and Voloshin's death.

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"In this book, Barbara Walker examines the Russian literary circle, a feature of Russian intellectual and cultural life from tsarist times into the early Soviet period, through the life story of one of its liveliest and most adored figures, the poet Maximilian Voloshin (1877-1932). From 1911 until his death, Voloshin led a circle in the Crimean village of Koktebel' that was a haven for such literary luminaries as Marina Tsvetaeva, Nikolai Gumilev, and Osip Mandelshtam. Drawing upon the anthropological theories of Victor Turner, Walker depicts the literary circle of late Imperial Russia as a contradictory mix of idealism and "communitas," on the one hand, and traditional Russian patterns of patronage and networking, on the other." "While detailing the colorful history of Voloshinov's circle in the pre- and postrevolutionary decades, the book demonstrates that the literary circle and its leaders played a key role in integrating the intelligentsia into the emerging ethos of the Soviet state."--Jacket.

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