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Author Tempest, Richard, 1956- author.

Title Overwriting chaos : Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's fictive worlds / Richard Tempest
Published Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2019


Description 1 online resource (xxx, 716 pages)
Series Cultural revolutions: Russia in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries
Cultural revolutions.
Contents A Note on translations and transliterations -- Preface -- Timeline of Solzhenitsyn's Life and Works ; Part one. The Writer In Situ. 1. The Quilted Jerkin: Solzhenitsyn's Life and Art -- 2. Ice, Squared: "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" -- 3. "Turgenev Never Knew": The Shorter Fictions of the 1950s and 1960s -- 4. Meteor Man: Love the Revolution -- 5. Helots and Heroes: In the First Circle -- 6. Rebel versus Rabble ; Part two. The Writer Ex Situ. 7. Twilight of All the Russias: The Red Wheel -- 8. Return: The Shorter Fictions of the 1990s -- 9. Modernist? ; Appendix. Three Interviews with Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (2003-7)
Summary "Richard Tempest examines Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's evolution as a literary artist from his early autobiographical novel Love the Revolution to the experimental mega-saga The Red Wheel, and beyond. Tempest shows how this author gives his characters a presence so textured that we can readily imagine them as figures of flesh and blood and thought and feeling. The study discusses Solzhenitsyn's treatment of Lenin, Stalin, and the Russian revolution; surprising predilection for textual puzzles and games à la Nabokov or even Borges; exploration of erotic themes; and his polemical interactions with Russian and Western modernism. Also included is new information about the writer's life and art provided by his family, as well as Tempest's interviews with him in 2003-07"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 07, 2020)
SUBJECT Solzhenit︠s︡yn, Aleksandr Isaevich, 1918-2008 -- Criticism and interpretation
Solzhenit︠s︡yn, Aleksandr Isaevich, 1918-2008 -- Political and social views
Solzhenit︠s︡yn, Aleksandr Isaevich, 1918-2008 -- Interviews
Solzhenit︠s︡yn, Aleksandr Isaevich, 1918-2008. fast (OCoLC)fst01716925
Subject Russia in literature
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Russian & Former Soviet Union.
LITERARY CRITICISM / Russian & Former Soviet Union
Political and social views.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019037154
ISBN 9781644690130
Other Titles Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's fictive worlds