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, the relatively new boutique publishers had banded together to expand their reach and potential profits. The Children’s Bookshop bankruptcy was a huge setback that affected them all. A perceived decline in readership motivated both the boutique publishers and the Russian mega-firms founded before

In: Growing Out of Communism
Author: Alexei Lalo

seemed a little too melodramatic take on a trite biblical anec- dote, had it not been for one eerie touch, one little nuance that the writer added to it: his Sulamith / Shulamite is just thirteen years old, whereas Solomon who fijinds the “love of his life” in her is about forty-fijive. One could suppose

In: Libertinage in Russian Culture and Literature
Author: Xénia Gaál

a variety of cultural disciplines to emphasize the importance of various acts of memory in narratives of cultural communities, nationalities, etc. As I discussed above, after the Second World War, Königsberg started to disappear while, at the same time, the ideologically-motivated building

In: Postcolonial Europe? Essays on Post-Communist Literatures and Cultures

aftermath of the Second World War, their history was reinterpreted through the Soviet lens. The earlier historical experience of the nations living in these territories became a subject to be not only forgotten but also intentionally erased from memory, and in this process the Soviet authorities

In: Postcolonial Europe? Essays on Post-Communist Literatures and Cultures
Author: Cristina Sandru

to means of life and death’.11 And while the exercise of epistemic, social, and punitive power (what Foucault calls ‘biopolitics’) over internal enemies and variously othered populations was a chief characteristic of communist totalitarianism, it has been used with various degrees of

In: Postcolonial Europe? Essays on Post-Communist Literatures and Cultures

delighted by living an accelerated metropolitan life-style. Conclusions In 1971, a film by the director Zoltán Huszárik was released with the title Sindbad. The movie based on short stories by Krúdy presented a series of scenes that were chained by associations, and shortly achieved a cultic status

In: Postcolonial Europe? Essays on Post-Communist Literatures and Cultures
Author: Jay H. Jasanoff

(< *-a̍tā by Saussure’s Law), gen. -ãtos ‘life’, PSl. *slěpota̍ (< *-o̍ta by Dybo’s Law) ‘blindness’).34 Derived forms like these with medial accent, which can be multiplied almost ad infi- nitum, would seem to put the possibility of a Neogrammarian sound law for- ever beyond consideration. But we must

In: The Prehistory of the Balto-Slavic Accent
Author: Rose France

fact that Iuliia sees life in her home town as a living death (her version of the ‘abyss’) is conveyed by her dream that night. She sees an open coffin being brought to the door of the house and banged against the door. The knocking turns out to be somebody at the door with a telegram from her husband

In: Tolstoi and the Evolution of His Artistic World
Author: Ben Hellman

ways of upbringing and two ideals of living are contrasted. On the one hand, we have simple life in the country, close to nature, and, on the other, urban society with its superficial, false ideals. Anna, a nine-year-old orphan, leaves her grandmother in the countryside for her uncle in the town

In: Fairy Tales and True Stories
Author: Joe Andrew

1 Preamble Never published in Tolstoi’s life-time, Father Sergius is often seen as, in effect, part of a trilogy of works written about 1890 which deal with sex and lust, and devil women (amongst other matters), the other two being, of course, The Kreutzer Sonata and The Devil , the

In: Tolstoi and the Evolution of His Artistic World