The Poetics of Impudence and Intimacy in the Age of Pushkin

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In early nineteenth-century Russia, members of jocular literary societies gathered to recite works written in the lightest of genres: the friendly verse epistle, the burlesque, the epigram, the comic narrative poem, the prose parody. In a period marked by the Decembrist Uprising and heightened state scrutiny into private life, these activities were hardly considered frivolous; such works and the domestic, insular spaces within which they were created could be seen by the Russian state as rebellious, at times even treasonous ...

The Poetics of Impudence and Intimacy in the Age of Pushkin 2013, University of Wisconsin Press, Wisconsin

ISBN-13: 9780299290443

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