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Under the Sign of Contradiction
Under the Sign of Contradiction

Under the Sign of Contradiction

Mandelstam and the Politics of Memory
Anna Razumnaya
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284 pages
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English
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Under the Sign of Contradiction

Mandelstam and the Politics of Memory
Anna Razumnaya
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The book revisits the final decade in the life of Osip Mandelstam (1891–1938), a central poet of Russian Modernism. Premised on the belief that no life can be understood without insight into its contradictions, the book attends to the two contentious cruxes of Mandelstam's life and art: his testifying against his closest friends to the secret police and his composition, in exile, of an ode in praise of Stalin. Offering a close reading of the protocols of Mandelstam's interrogations, a critical reflection on the nature of the «Ode» and an unflinching yet humane interpretation of the connecting events, the book pursues the dramatic arc of Mandelstam's imaginative involvement with the politics of the Soviet state, revealing the perennial aspects of his case in dialogue with poets and critics in the English language, from Andrew Marvell to William Empson. In doing so, the book contemplates Mandelstam – a poet of «longing for world culture» – as a phenomenon of Western literature at large.

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Publisher
Peter Lang
Year
2021
ISBN
9781787078642
Topic
Literature
Subtopic
Poetry
Edition
1

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