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From Aleshkovsky to Galkovsky

Subtitle:
the praise of folly in Russian prose since the 1960s
Abstract:

This thesis illustrates and analyses the appeal of folly to writers of, principally, the late- Soviet era (1960s-1980s). This appeal expressed itself not only in numerous portrayals of evidently foolish characters, but also in the widespread use of first-person narrative in which various masks of folly are worn by narrators to assert their detachment from societal norms and from the scholarly and 'objective' discourse which Soviet culture sought to promote. These tendencies towards folly ...

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Institution:
Wolfson College (University of Oxford)
Department:
Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and Literature

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Publication date:
2007
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602450666
URN:
uuid:874dcddf-7aed-4ff7-ab29-827ff3ac26ce
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