TLS review Oliver Ready’s talk at Pushkin House

Oliver Ready, author of Persisting in Folly: Russian Writers in Search of Wisdom, 1963-2013, spoke at Pushkin House on 20 June about his research on folly in recent Russian writing. His talk was reviewed in the TLS by Bryan Karetnyk; read the article here. Read about his monograph on the subject here.  

Persisting in Folly published

The theme of foolishness has long occupied an unusually prominent place in Russian culture, touching on key questions of national, spiritual, and intellectual identity. In literature, the figure of the fool – and the voice of the fool – has carried additional appeal as an enduring source of comic and stylistic innovation. Never has this … Continue reading

The Art of Accommodation

This collection of essays is a seminal contribution to the establishment of translation theory within the field of Russian literature and culture. It brings together the work of established academics and younger scholars from the United Kingdom, Russia, the United States, Sweden and France in an area of academic study that has been largely neglected … Continue reading

Mastering Chaos

«This is an interesting and important book, the first attempt to encapsulate the highly idiosyncratic œuvre and career of Evgeny Popov, a major and controversial figure in the late Soviet and post-Soviet literary landscape.» (Michael Pushkin, University of Birmingham) «Morris is excellent in his treatment of the writer’s attitude towards the past and history; and … Continue reading

Stalin’s Ghosts

Stalin’s Ghosts examines the impact of the Gothic-fantastic on Russian literature in the period 1920-1940. It shows how early Soviet-era authors, from well-known names including Fedor Gladkov, Mikhail Bulgakov, Andrei Platonov and Evgenii Zamiatin, to niche figures such as Sigizmund Krzhizhanovskii and Aleksandr Beliaev, exploited traditional archetypes of this genre: the haunted castle, the deformed body, … Continue reading

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