From the Romantics (3)

From the Romantics (3) - • 1814-1841 • First achieved...

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Russian literary archetypes The “Little Man” Usually of a lower rank, if not outside the table of ranks completely; Stories range from the tragic to the pathetic; Contrast with the The “Superfluous Man” Usually of the landed gentry; Roughly equivalent to the notion of the “idle rich”; Exemplified by a combination of high intelligence
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Russian lit. archetypes, pt. 2 “The Russian Woman” In Pushkin’s case, attributed to Tatyana by Dostoevsky in 1880: Exemplary moral values; Beautiful and humble;
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The End of the Golden Age
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Alexander Griboedov 1795-1829 Worked as a diplomat to Persia, where he was killed in an uprising Literary reputation rests on one then- unpublished work: the satiric play Woe from Wit
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Mikhail Lermontov
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Unformatted text preview: • 1814-1841 • First achieved notoriety for “Death of the Poet”, a poem accusing the government of Pushkin’s murder; • Frequently exiled to the Caucasus – the real Russian Fedor Tyutchev • 1803-1873 • “Late” Romantic poet, working mostly outside the Golden Age • Lived much of his life in Germany as a diplomat; • Considered Nikolai Gogol’ • 1809-1852 • Ukrainian-born prose writer with a unique, dark sense of humor • Known for (among others things): – “The Nose” – “The Overcoat” Vissarion Belinksy • 1811-1848 • Highly influential publisher and critic • Read Pushkin and Gogol’ through the lens of social critique • Encouraged ‘meaningful’...
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From the Romantics (3) - • 1814-1841 • First achieved...

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