By Nicholas Rzhevsky
Russia has a wealthy, large, unwieldy cultural culture. the right way to seize it? This lecture room reader is designed to reply to that challenge. The literary works chosen for inclusion during this anthology introduce the middle cultural and historical topics of Russia's civilisation. each one textual content has resonance in the course of the arts - in Rublev's icons, Meyerhold's theatre, Mousorgsky's operas, Prokofiev's symphonies, Fokine's choreography and Kandinsky's work. This fabric is supported through introductions, important annotations and bibliographies of assets in all media. The reader is meant to be used in classes in Russian literature, tradition and civilisation, in addition to comparative literature.
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MoscowLeningrad: Izobrazitel¢noe iskusstvo, 1959, plate 1. < previous page page_31 next page > < previous page page_32 next page > Page 32 Russian Icons and Objects of Ecclesiastical and Decorative Arts from the Collection of George R. Hann. Introduction by A. Avinoff. Pittsburgh: Carnegie Institute Press, 1944, plate 95. Talbot Rice, Tamara. A Concise History of Russian Art. New York: Praeger, 1967, p. 57. For a seventeenth-century icon of the Stroganov school. , comp. The Tretyakov Gallery Painting.
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An Anthology of Russian Literature from Earliest Writings to Modern Fiction: Introduction to a Culture by Nicholas Rzhevsky