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Rivers in Russian Literature

Margaret Ziolkowski

BUY Ebook · 260 pp. · ISBN 9781644531952 · $47.50 · Nov 2020
BUY Cloth · 260 pp. · 6 × 9 · ISBN 9781644531938 · $95.00 · Nov 2020
BUY Paper · 260 pp. · 6 × 9 · ISBN 9781644531945 · $47.50 · Nov 2020

Rivers in Russian Literature focuses on the Russian literary and folkloric treatment of five rivers—the Dnieper, Volga, Neva, Don, and Angara. Each chapter traces, within a geographical and historical context, the evolution of the literary representation of one river. Imagination may endow a river with aesthetic or spiritual qualities; ethnic, national, or racial associations; or commercial or agricultural symbolism of many kinds. Russian literary responses to these five rivers have much to tell us about the society that produced them as well as the rivers they treat.



An excellent example of using folklore, literary, and historical sources to reveal past and present representations of Russian rivers.

Dorothy Zeisler-Vralsted, Eastern Washington University, author of Rivers, Memory, and Nation-Building: A History of the Volga and the Mississippi Rivers

About the Author(s): 

Margaret Ziolkowski is Professor of Russian at Miami University (Ohio) and the author of Soviet Heroic Poetry in Context: Folklore or Fakelore (Delaware).

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