How the Russians Read the French: Lermontov, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy

How the Russians Read the French: Lermontov, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy by Priscilla Meyer

ISBN10: 0299229300
ISBN13: 978-0299229306
Author: Priscilla Meyer
Title: How the Russians Read the French: Lermontov, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press; 1 edition (November 7, 2008)
Language: English
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Subcategory: History & Criticism

How the Russians Read the French: Lermontov, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy by Priscilla Meyer



Russian writers of the nineteenth century were quite consciously creating a new national literary tradition. They saw themselves self-consciously through Western European eyes, at once admiring Europe and feeling inferior to it. This ambivalence was perhaps most keenly felt in relation to France, whose language and culture had shaped the world of the Russian aristocracy from the time of Catherine the Great.

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