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Charms of the cynical reason [electronic resource] : the trickster's transformations in Soviet and post-Soviet culture / Mark Lipovetsky.

By: Lipove�t�ski�i, M. N. (Mark Naumovich).
Material type: TextTextSeries: Cultural revolutions: Publisher: Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2011Description: 1 online resource (296 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781618111357 (electronic bk.); 1618111353 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Russian fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Tricksters in literature | Tricksters in motion pictures | Motion pictures -- Soviet Union -- History | Motion pictures -- Russia (Federation) -- History -- 20th century | Literature and society -- Soviet Union -- History | Literature and society -- Russia (Federation) -- History -- 20th century | LITERARY CRITICISM -- Russian & Former Soviet UnionGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Charms of the cynical reason.DDC classification: 891.73/409352 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
At The Heart Of Soviet Civilization: The meaning of the trickster trope; The trickster's politics; The trickster trope and the Soviet subjectivity; Cynical or kynical? -- Khulio Khurenito: the Trickster's Revolution: Modernizing the trickster; The method: overidentification; Why did Khurenito decide to die? -- Ostap Bender: the King Is Born: Ostap as trickster; Social schizophrenia; A kynical king of the cynics -- Buratino: the Utopia of a Free Marionette: Buratino as a mediator; Buratino as an artist; Buratino as a cynic -- Venichka: a Tragic Trickster: The trickster as the underground author; Rituals of expenditure; "I Will Not Explain to You Who Were These Four ..." -- Tricksters In Disguise: The Trickster's Transformations In The Soviet Film Of The 1960s-70s: "Reformed" tricksters in the comedies of the 70s-80s: Gaidai's Tricksters; Riazanov's Detochkin; Daneliia's Buzykin; The art of alibi: Stierlitz as the Soviet intelligent : Who are you working for?; The Imperial Mediator; Stierlitz's Afterlife -- Splitting The Trickster: Pelevin's Shape-Shifters: The society of shape-shifters; Genealogy of the heroine; A fairytale about shape-shifters; The trickster's magic/politics: a bifurcation point; Cynic versus kynic.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-288) and index.

1. At The Heart Of Soviet Civilization: The meaning of the trickster trope; The trickster's politics; The trickster trope and the Soviet subjectivity; Cynical or kynical? -- 2. Khulio Khurenito: the Trickster's Revolution: Modernizing the trickster; The method: overidentification; Why did Khurenito decide to die? -- 3. Ostap Bender: the King Is Born: Ostap as trickster; Social schizophrenia; A kynical king of the cynics -- 4. Buratino: the Utopia of a Free Marionette: Buratino as a mediator; Buratino as an artist; Buratino as a cynic -- 5. Venichka: a Tragic Trickster: The trickster as the underground author; Rituals of expenditure; "I Will Not Explain to You Who Were These Four ..." -- 6. Tricksters In Disguise: The Trickster's Transformations In The Soviet Film Of The 1960s-70s: "Reformed" tricksters in the comedies of the 70s-80s: Gaidai's Tricksters; Riazanov's Detochkin; Daneliia's Buzykin; The art of alibi: Stierlitz as the Soviet intelligent : Who are you working for?; The Imperial Mediator; Stierlitz's Afterlife -- 7. Splitting The Trickster: Pelevin's Shape-Shifters: The society of shape-shifters; Genealogy of the heroine; A fairytale about shape-shifters; The trickster's magic/politics: a bifurcation point; Cynic versus kynic.

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