The Last Soviet Avant-garde: OBERIU - Fact, Fiction, Metafiction by Graham RobertsThe Last Soviet Avant-garde: OBERIU - Fact, Fiction, Metafiction by Graham Roberts

The Last Soviet Avant-garde: OBERIU - Fact, Fiction, Metafiction

byGraham Roberts

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This is the first comprehensive study of the group of avant-garde Soviet writers who styled themselves OBERIU, "The Association for Real Art". Graham Roberts reexamines commonly-held assumptions about OBERIU, its identity as a group, its aesthetics, its relationship to the formalists and the Bakhtin circle, and its place within Russian and European literary traditions. Roberts concludes by showing how the self-conscious literature of OBERIU--its metafiction--occupies an important transitional space between modernism and postmodernism.

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Title:The Last Soviet Avant-garde: OBERIU - Fact, Fiction, MetafictionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:292 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.67 inPublished:November 2, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521028345

ISBN - 13:9780521028349

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Notes on transliteration and convention; Introduction: OBERIU - the last Soviet avant-garde; 1. Authors and authority; 2. Rereading reading; 3. Language and representation; Conclusion: OBERIU - between modernism and postmodernism?; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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"Roberts' book is noteworthy for its thorough examination and reexamination of the aesthetic theories and practices of OBERIU against the background of Russian literary theories in the first few decades of this century. It is especially valuable for the comparatist interested in how those theories anticipate postmodern ones in the West. Roberts writes beautiful informed prose. Roberts' concise, detailed prose...relate to OBERIU ensure an enlightening read." Canadian Slavonic Papers