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Introduction. The poetics and politics of modern Russian biography

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Like many genres, biography came belatedly to Russia. As with other such late arrivals, biography underwent intensive growth in quantity, sophistication, cultural significance and popularity from the era of Nicholas I onwards. It stands today as a dominant force in post-Soviet publishing. Yet studies of Russian biography’s poetics and its role as a literary and cultural institution in the 19th and 20th centuries remain thin on the ground, a fact often lamented, yet not fully addressed, in the...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.5699/slaveasteurorev2.96.1.0001

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University College
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Author
Publisher:
University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies Publisher's website
Journal:
Slavonic and East European Review Journal website
Volume:
96
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-15
Publication date:
2018-02-15
Acceptance date:
2017-08-24
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EISSN:
2222-4327
ISSN:
0037-6795
Pubs id:
pubs:729375
URN:
uri:1413b625-0f6d-4132-9dd9-02e42472c75b
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uuid:1413b625-0f6d-4132-9dd9-02e42472c75b
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pubs:729375

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