Mapping St. Petersburg

Imperial Text and Cityshape

Author: Julie A. Buckler

Publisher: Princeton University Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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Pushkin's palaces or Dostoevsky's slums? Many a modern-day visitor to St. Petersburg has one or, more likely, both of these images in mind when setting foot in this stage set-like setting for some of the world's most treasured literary masterpieces. What they overlook is the vast uncharted territory in between. In Mapping St. Petersburg, Julie Buckler traces the evolution of Russia's onetime capital from a "conceptual hierarchy" to a living cultural system--a topography expressed not only by the city's physical structures but also by the literary texts that have helped create it. By favoring noncanonical works and "underdescribed spaces," Buckler seeks to revise the literary monumentalization of St. Petersburg--with Pushkin and Dostoevsky representing two traditional albeit opposing perspectives--to offer an off-center view of a richer, less familiar urban landscape. She views this grand city, the product of Peter the Great's ambitious vision, not only as a geographical entity but also as a network of genres that carries historical and cultural meaning. We discover the busy, messy "middle ground" of this hybrid city through an intricate web of descriptions in literary works; nonfiction writings such as sketches, feuilletons, memoirs, letters, essays, criticism; and urban legends, lore, songs, and social practices--all of which add character and depth to this refurbished imperial city.

Business-map Russia

Industry

Author: Oleg Vasilʹevich I︠U︡ferev

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Category: Business enterprises

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Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

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Category: Academic libraries

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Peasant Russia, Civil War

The Volga Countryside in Revolution, 1917-1921

Author: Orlando Figes

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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Category: History

Page: 401

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Based upon research from various Soviet archives, this work reconstructs the revolutionary experience of the peasantry in the crucial Volga region. The book examines the peasantry's relations with the Reds and the Whites in depth and illustrates the effects of the civil war.

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: United States. Congress

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Category: Law

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

The Russian Review

A Monthly Magazine Devoted to Russian Life, Literature, and Art

Author: Leo Pasvolsky

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Category: Russia

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AB Bookman's Weekly

For the Specialist Book World

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Category: Antiquarian booksellers

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The Encyclopædia Britannica

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature: New Maps and Many Original American Articles by Eminent Authors. With New American Supplement

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Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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Americanized Encyclopaedia Britannica

Revised and Amended : a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature to which is Added Biographies of Living Subjects, 96 Colored Maps and Numerous Illustrations

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Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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