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Author Fusso, Susanne, author

Title Editing Turgenev, Dostoevsky, and Tolstoy : Mikhail Katkov and the great Russian novel / Susanne Fusso
Published DeKalb, IL : NIU Press, [2017]


Description 1 online resource
Contents Introduction: from pariah to paragon -- Katkov and Belinsky: love, friendship, and the world-historical nation -- Katkov and Evgeniia Tur: a persona shaped in polemics -- Katkov and Turgenev: the conception of "On the Eve" and "Fathers and Sons" -- Katkov and Dostoevsky: their polemics of 1861-1863 -- Katkov and Dostoevsky: patronage and interference ("Crime and Punishment" and "The Devils") -- Katkov and Tolstoy: "Anna Karenina" against the Russian Herald -- Katkov and Pushkin: the end of Katkov's literary career -- Conclusion: the editor as patron
Summary Fathers and Sons by Turgenev. Anna Karenina by Tolstoy. Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky. These are a few of the great works of Russian prose that first appeared in the Russian Herald, a journal founded and edited by Mikhail Katkov. Yet because of his conservative politics and intrusive editing practices, Katkov has been either ignored or demonized by scholars in both Russia and the West. In Putin's Russia, he is now being hailed as the "savior of the fatherland" due to his aggressive Russian nationalism. In Editing Turgenev, Dostoevsky, and Tolstoy, Susanne Fusso examines Katkov's literary career without vilification or canonization, focusing on the ways in which his nationalism fueled his drive to create a canon of Russian literature and support its recognition around the world. In each chapter, Fusso considers Katkov's relationship with a major Russian literary figure. In addition to Turgenev, Dostoevsky, and Tolstoy, she explores Katkov's interactions with Vissarion Belinsky, Evgeniia Tur, and the legacy of Aleksandr Pushkin. As a writer of articles and editorials, Katkov presented a clear program for Russian literature: to affirm the political and historical importance of the Russian nationality as expressed through its language. As a powerful and entrepreneurial publisher, he also sought, encouraged, and paid for the writing of the works that were to embody that program, the works we now recognize as among the greatest achievements of Russian literature. This groundbreaking study will fascinate scholars, students, and general readers interested in Russian literature and literary history
Analysis Russian journalism of the nineteenth century, The Russian Herald,
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher
Subject Katkov, M. N. (Mikhail Nikiforovich), 1818-1887.
Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich, 1818-1883 -- Relations with editors
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881 -- Relations with editors
Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910 -- Relations with editors
SUBJECT Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881 fast
Katkov, M. N. (Mikhail Nikiforovich), 1818-1887 fast
Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910 fast
Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich, 1818-1883 fast
Katkov, Michail N. 1818-1887 gnd
Russkiń≠ vestnik (Moscow, Russia : 1856- )
Russkiń≠ vestnik (Moscow, Russia : 1856- ) fast
Russkij vestnik Moskau 1856-1906 gnd
Die Stadt ohne Juden gnd
Subject Editors -- Russia
Russian literature -- Publishing -- History -- 19th century
Nationalism and literature -- Russia -- History -- 19th century
Authors and publishers -- Russia -- History -- 19th century
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Random Allocation
Research Design
Authors and publishers
Nationalism and literature
Relations with editors
Russian literature -- Publishing
Literarisches Leben
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017027553
ISBN 9781609092252