Literary Journals in Imperial Russia by Deborah A. MartinsenLiterary Journals in Imperial Russia by Deborah A. Martinsen

Literary Journals in Imperial Russia

EditorDeborah A. Martinsen

Paperback | March 4, 2010

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This is the first work to examine the extraordinary history of literary journals in imperial Russia. Given the restrictions on political action and even political discussion in Russia, these journals served as the principal means by which Russia discovered, defined and shaped itself; and virtually every major Russian novel of the nineteenth century was first published there in serial form. Essays by leading scholars analyze the social forces shaping literary journals, and the major journals and journalists of the period.
Title:Literary Journals in Imperial RussiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:284 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.63 inPublished:March 4, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521135222

ISBN - 13:9780521135221

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction Robert A. Maguire; Part I. Eighteenth Century: 2. The creation of journals and the profession of letters in the eighteenth century Gary Marker; Part II. Early Nineteenth Century: 3. Periodicals in literary life of the early nineteenth century William Mills Todd III; 4. Journal wars involving N. A. Polevoi's Moscow Telegraph, 1825-1834 Chester Rzadiewicz; Part III. Mid Nineteenth Century: 5. Survey of Russian journals, 1840-1880 Robert L. Belknap; 6. Belinsky the journalist and Russian literature Victor Terras; 7. The messenger of Europe Alexis Pogorelskin; 8. Dostoevsky's Diary of a Writer: journal of the 1870s Deborah A. Martinsen; Part IV. Silver Age: 9. Rise and decline of the 'literary' journal: 1880-1917 Joan Delaney Grossman; 10. The literary content of The World of Art William Harkins; 11. Northern Herald: from traditional thick journal to forerunner of the avant-garde Stanley Rabinowitz; 12. Chekhov and the journals of his time Andrew Durkin; List of titles; Bibliography.

Editorial Reviews

"This collection is one of the most satisfying and enlightening books I have read in recent years. Thoughtfully compiled by Deborah A. Martinsen, Literary Journals in Imperial Russia...specifically Russian vehicle for public debate...This is the only book-length history of prerevolutionary Russian journalism available in English. It establishese a high standard for further studies of the subject." The Russian Review