The Shape of Apocalypse in Modern Russian Fiction by David M. Bethea 1989 Princeton


Title: The Shape of Apocalypse in Modern Russian Fiction

Author: David M. Bethea

Description: Just a tiny bit of wear to extremities; no marks; binding is tight.

David Bethea examines the distinctly Russian view of the "end" of history in five major works of modern Russian fiction.

Contents: Introduction: Myth, History, Plot and Steed; 1) The Idiot: Historicism Arrives at the Station; 2) Petersburg: The Apocalyptic Horseman, the Unicorn, and the Verticality of Narrative; 3) Chevengur: On the Road with the Bolshevik Utopia; 4) The Master and the Margarita: History as Hippodrome; 5) Doctor Zhivago: The Revolution and the Red Crosse Knight; Afterword: The End and Beyond. Includes a list of works cited and an Index.

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Place: Princeton, NJ

Year: 1989

ISBN: 0691067465

Language: English

Size: 6.5 x 9.5 inches.

Pages: 307 pages.

Keywords: 19th century, 20th century, Russian literature, literary criticism, apocalyptic literature

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