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Title Solzhenitsyn and American Culture : The Russian Soul in the West / edited by David P. Deavel and Jessica Hooten Wilson
Published Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, 2020


Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 364 pages)
Contents For many Americans of both right and left political persuasions, the Russian bear is more of a bugbear. On the right, the country is still mentally represented by Soviet domination. For those on the left, it is a harbor for reactionary values and neo-imperial visions. The reality, however, is that, despite Russia's political failures, its rich history of culture, religion, and philosophical reflection-even during the darkest days of the Gulag-have been a deposit of wisdom for American artists, religious thinkers, and political philosophers probing what it means to be human in America.Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn stands out as the key figure in this conversation, as both a Russian literary giant and an exile from Russia living in America for two decades. This anthology reconsiders Solzhenitsyn's work from a variety of perspectives-his faith, his politics, and the influences and context of his literature-to provide a prophetic vision for our current national confusion over universal ideals. In Solzhenitsyn and American Culture: The Russian Soul in the West, David P. Deavel and Jessica Hooten Wilson have collected essays from the foremost scholars and thinkers of comparative studies who have been tracking what Americans have borrowed and learned from Solzhenitsyn as well as his fellow Russians. The book offers a consideration of what we have in common-the truth, goodness, and beauty America has drawn from Russian culture and from masters such as Solzhenitsyn-and will suggest to readers what we can still learn and what we must preserve. The book will interest fans of Solzhenitsyn and scholars across the disciplines, and it can be used in courses on Solzhenitsyn or Russian literature more broadly
Subject Solzhenit︠s︡yn, Aleksandr Isaevich, 1918-2008. Works. Selections.
Solzhenit︠s︡yn, Aleksandr Isaevich, 1918-2008 -- Influence
Solzhenit︠s︡yn, Aleksandr Isaevich, 1918-2008 -- Criticism and interpretation
Russian literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
HISTORY / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Russian literature
Genre/Form Literary criticism
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Literary criticism.
Critiques littéraires.
Form Electronic book
Author Deavel, David P
Wilson, Jessica Hooten
ISBN 9780268108281