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Mikhail Zoshchenko
Evolution of a Writer

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Russian Literature

  • Date Published: June 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521114974

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  • Mikhail Zoshchenko was a household name in the Soviet Union from the 1920s until the crackdown on the arts after World War II. This is a full-length study in English of his career, and of his critical and political reception in a society where the purpose of art was service to the state. It places his longer works and the events leading up to his literary assassination in 1946 in the context of the short, riotous works that won him mass readership and a devoted following among contemporary writers who agreed with each other on little else. Dr Scatton identifies stylistic and thematic unities in his prose, and argues that Zoshchenko's later works were natural outgrowths of his earlier experiments and not, as is often stated, aberrations or expressions of subservience to the regime. Both as a master of Russian prose and a victim of Stalinist literary politics, Zoshchenko has been the object of critical rediscovery and reassessment over the last 15 years. This book describes that process.

    • This is the first full-length study in English of a highly popular Soviet writer who was a household name from 1921 to 1946
    • It explores important problems of literary politics in totalitarian societies
    • It gives an overview of Zoshchenko's reception, in his own time and more recently, when he has been rediscovered through Glasnost
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    • Date Published: June 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521114974
    • length: 316 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.4kg
    • contains: 12 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Acknowledgements
    Note on translation and transliteration
    Part I. Everyone's Favorite Funny Man:
    1. The artistic evolution nobody (but the artist) wanted
    2. From fame to infamy:
    1921–1958
    3. 'Straight out of Zoshchenko!': the writer as household word
    Part II. Deviations from Well-Trod Literary Paths:
    4. The Novellas
    5. Biography and 'autobiography'
    6. Children's literature
    7. Youth Restored
    8. A Skyblue Book
    9. Before sunrise
    Conclusion: writing literature to heal, shape, reform
    Appendix: posthumous recognition and criticism in the USSR and abroad
    Notes
    Selected bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Linda Hart Scatton

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