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Author Noordenbos, Boris,
Title Post-soviet literature and the search for a Russian identity / Boris Noordenbos.
Imprint New Yeok : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]

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Series Studies in European culture and history
Studies in European culture and history.
Subject Nationalism in literature.
Politics and literature -- Russia (Federation)
National characteristics, Russian.
Russian literature -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Politics and culture -- Russia (Federation)
Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- The Black Holes of History: Narratives of Cultural Trauma -- Post-Totalitarian Identity and the Struggle with Literaturocentrism -- Empire of Empty Signs: Unsettling Imitations of "the West" -- Imperial Stiob: The Aesthetics of Chauvinism -- The Return of the Dead: Haunting Traumas and Nostalgic Dreams -- Interpreting Gorbachev's Birthmark: Conspiratorial Visions of Russian Identity -- Conclusion -- Works Cited.
Summary This book examines a wide range of contemporary Russian writers whose work, after the demise of Communism, increasingly became more authoritative in debates on Russia's character, destiny, and place in the world. Unique in his in-depth analysis of both playful postmodernist authors and fanatical nationalist writers, Noorbendos pays attention to not only the acute social and political implications of contemporary Russian literature but also literary form by documenting the decline of postmodern styles, analyzing shifting metaphors for a "Russian identity crisis," and tracing the emergence of new forms of authorial ethos. To achieve this end, the book connects the fields of postcoloniality, trauma, and conspiracy thinking with post-Soviet studies, an endeavor that has been grossly overlooked until now.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781137593634 (electronic bk.)
1137593636 (electronic bk.)
1137596724
9781137596727
9781137596727
ISBN/ISSN 9781137596727
OCLC # 951623844
Additional Format Print version: Noordenbos, Boris. Post-soviet literature and the search for a russian identity. [S.l.] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016 1137596724 (OCoLC)942381047