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By D.S. Likhachev,Christopher M. Arden-Close

This translation of Likhachev’s Poetika Drevnerusskoy Literatury (The Poetics of Early Russian Literature), presents an outline of the fundamental issues of early (tenth to 17th century) Russian literature. Likhachev compares literary narrative with narrative utilized in the representational arts. in addition, Likhachev stresses the genre-based personality of medieval Russian literature and indicates how collection of variety in medieval instances relied on a style with its personal particular etiquette and the way innovation used to be discouraged.

The textual content contrasts medieval abstraction and sleek realism, as Likhachev indicates how realisticness progressively breaks via in particular situations—such as these of princely crimes. Likhachev attracts contrasts in 3 varied components: the fundamental inventory of symbols and comparisons utilized in early Russian literature with these utilized in sleek literature, inventive time in folklore and early Russian literature, and creative area in folklore and early Russian literature. Likhachev strains the sluggish improvement into glossy inventive time via a comparability of the chronicle, the 1st Russian play, the 17th century author Avvakum, and 3 sleek authors, Goncharov, Dostoevsky and Saltykov-Shchedrin. ultimately, the textual content supplies a justification for learning early literatures. This ebook can be important for college kids of Russian, medieval and comparative literature.

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This translation of Likhachev’s Poetika Drevnerusskoy Literatury (The Poetics of Early Russian Literature), offers an outline of the fundamental issues of early (tenth to 17th century) Russian literature. Likhachev compares literary narrative with narrative utilized in the representational arts. additionally, Likhachev stresses the genre-based personality of medieval Russian literature and exhibits how selection of type in medieval occasions trusted a style with its personal particular etiquette and the way innovation used to be discouraged.

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