Yankees in Petrograd, Bolsheviks in New York: America and Americans in Russian Literary Perception

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In Nikolai Chernyshevsky s "What Is to Be Done?," one of the protagonists feigns suicide and goes to America. In Fedor Dostoevsky s "Crime and Punishment," Svidrigailov, announces: I m going to America, then commits suicide. When in America on the other shore, as Russians sometimes put it Russian emigre characters and writers often feel that, although they have now acquired a new life, this life approximates a posthumous experience. Although the country across the ocean had already begun to acquire concrete historical ...

Yankees in Petrograd, Bolsheviks in New York: America and Americans in Russian Literary Perception 2013, Northern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780875804705

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