The Imperial Sublime: A Russian Poetics of Empire by Harsha Ram

The Imperial Sublime: A Russian Poetics of Empire

byHarsha Ram

Paperback | March 31, 2006

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The Imperial Sublime examines the rise of the Russian empire as a literary theme simultaneous with the evolution of Russian poetry between the 1730s and 1840—the century during which poets defined the main questions facing Russian literature and society. Harsha Ram shows how imperial ideology became implicated in an unexpectedly wide range of issues, from formal problems of genre, style, and lyric voice to the vexed relationship between the poet and the ruling monarch.

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Harsha Ram is associate professor of Slavic languages and literature at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Title:The Imperial Sublime: A Russian Poetics of EmpireFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:March 31, 2006Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0299181944

ISBN - 13:9780299181949

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“An excellent knowledge of specifically Russian and general European contexts, incisive textual analyses, and a very fine aesthetic sensibility make Ram's book an outstanding achievement."—Boris Gasparov, Columbia University