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Author Dickinson, Sara, author

Title Breaking ground : travel and national culture in Russia from Peter I to the era of Pushkin / Sara Dickinson
Published Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2006


Description 1 online resource (291 pages)
Series Studies in Slavic literature and poetics ; v. 45
Studies in Slavic literature and poetics ; v. 45
Contents Fonvizin and the Russian tour of Western Europe (1689-1789) -- Radishchev and domestic description (1767-97) -- Karamzin and the internal account (1791-1812) -- Returning to Europe (1812-25) -- Reimagining foreign and domestic space (1810-50)
Summary Breaking Ground examines travel writing's contribution to the development of a Russian national culture from roughly 1700 to 1850, as Russia struggled to define itself against Western Europe. Russian examples of literary travel writing began with imitative descriptions of grand tours abroad, but progressive familiarity with the West and with its literary forms gradually enabled writers to find other ways of describing the experiences of Russians en route. Blending foreign and native cultural influences, writers responded to the pressures of the age--to Catherine II, Napoleon, and Nicholas I, fo
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-283) and index
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Subject Fonvizin, D. I. (Denis Ivanovich), 1745-1792.
Radishchev, Aleksandr Nikolaevich, 1749-1802
Karamzin, Nikolaĭ Mikhaĭlovich, 1766-1826
SUBJECT Fonvizin, D. I. (Denis Ivanovich), 1745-1792 fast
Karamzin, Nikolaĭ Mikhaĭlovich, 1766-1826 fast
Radishchev, Aleksandr Nikolaevich, 1749-1802 fast
Subject Travel writing.
Russian literature -- 18th century.
Russian literature -- 19th century.
Russians -- Travel
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Russian & Former Soviet Union.
Russian literature
Russians -- Travel
Travel writing
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781423791812