Iurii Trifonov: Unity through Time by David GillespieIurii Trifonov: Unity through Time by David Gillespie

Iurii Trifonov: Unity through Time

byDavid GillespieEditorCatriona Kelly, Anthony Cross

Paperback | April 20, 2006

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Iurii Trifonov (1925-81) has recently become well-known in the West as a writer of Soviet urban life. This study concentrates on his exploration of major events in Russian history and their implications and consequences for his time. David Gillespie traces this interest through all of Trifonov's writings, from his earliest, Stalin prize-winning period to the self-consciously modernist later works. Through historical analogies and allusions, Trifonov developed a language with which to combat the repressive censorship of his time. He upheld the concepts of truth and justice when glasnost was unknown, and where "historical expedience" was all-determining.
Title:Iurii Trifonov: Unity through TimeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.59 inPublished:April 20, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521025710

ISBN - 13:9780521025713


Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. From Moscow students to the Turkmenian desert (Studenty; Utolenie zhazhdy); 2. Moscow life, 1966-75 (Obmen; Predvaritel' nye itogi; Beskonechnye igry; Dolgoe proshchanie; Drugaia zhizn'); 3. The house on the embankment (Dom na naberezhnoi); 4. Terrorism, civil war and the present (Neterpenie; Otblesk kostra; Starik); 5. Time and place (Vremia i mesto; Ischeznovenie); Conclusion: unity through dislocation (Oprokinuytyi dom); Notes; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"This is the fourth book-length study of Trifonov in English and, doubtless, the most comprehensive, incisive, and cohesive, not only for specialists, but also for a general audience. Gillespie demonstrates solid knowledge of the historical and cultural context and much insight into Trifonov and his time." Sigrid McLaughlin, Slavic and East European Journal