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Sankirtos- Studies in Russian and Eastern European Literature, Society and Culture

In Honor of Tomas Venclova

Series:

Robert Bird, Lazar Fleishman and Fedor B. Poljakov

16 contributions are published in Russian and 14 contributions in English.
This volume is published in celebration of the seventieth birthday of Tomas Venclova, Lithuanian poet, literary scholar, essayist on contemporary culture and politics of Eastern Europe, and professor of Russian literature at Yale University. Thomas Venclova is one of the towering figures of contemporary intellectual and cultural life. A passionate proponent of human rights and member of the dissident movement in the Soviet Union, he also made a substantial contribution to the liberation of Eastern Europe. The essays presented include studies of Russian literature, Russian and Eastern European cultural history, and the culture of the Baltic states. The authors of this volume span the entire range of Tomas Venclova’s interests and contributions. They include colleagues from many countries, among them Michel Aucouturier (Paris), Nikolay Bogomolov (Moscow), Stefano Garzonio (Pisa), Viach. Vs. Ivanov (Los Angeles-Moscow), Lev Loseff (Dartmouth), Adam Michnik (Warsaw), Boris Ravdin (Riga), Stephanie Sandler (Harvard), Alexander Schenker (Yale), Roman Timenchik (Jerusalem), Michael Wachtel (Princeton), and others.
Contents: Viacheslav Vs. Ivanov: Pereimenovyvaemyi gorod – Andrei Shishkin: «Slovo-plot’»: varianty i redaktsii soneta Viach. Ivanova «Iazyk» – Michel Aucouturier: Dvor Pasternaka: opyt interpretatsii – Farida Tcherkassova: In the Beginning Was the Word: Biography and Poetry in Kuzmin’s «My Ancestors» – Harsha Ram: «Vam» (1909): Interpreting an Early Lyric by Velimir Khlebnikov – Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht/Andrew J. Mitchell: «The Hermetic Density of Objects»: Joseph Brodsky and the Poetry of Things in the Western Lyrical Tradition – Fedor Poljakov: Zametki o «Puteshestvii v Stambul» Iosifa Brodskogo – Stephanie Sandler: The Poetry of Displacement, and the Poetry of Alexandra Petrova – Svetlana Evdokimova: An Intelligent in Everyday Life: Chekhov on the Ethics and Aesthetics of Behavior – Roman Timenchik: Teosofiia i dzhagrafiia – Michael Wachtel: «And so - Dante is a Symbolist»: The Poetics of Russian Symbolist Translation – Nikolay Bogomolov: Kormchie zvezdy nad gornoi tropoi – Robert Bird: Russian Symbolism and the Aesthetics of Cinema: Viacheslav Ivanov, Alexander Bakshy and Adrian Piotrovskii – Lars Kleberg: About FRONT: The Short History of an International Avant-Garde Journal (1930-1931) – Stefano Garzonio: Mal’chik, kotoryi liubil Andersena. Zhizn’ i tvorchestvo Anatoliia Fioletova – Yakov Klots: «Dlia poeta net rodnogo iazyka»: o «vseiazychii» v poezii Tsvetaevoi i Brodskogo – Catherine Ciepiela: Down to Earth: Pasternak’s 1929 Poems to Tsvetaeva – Fedor Sologub: Neizdannye skazki i «skazochki». Publikatsiia Margarity Pavlovoi – Vladimir Khazan: «On spasal vse kul’turnoe, chelovechno tsennoe» (Maksim Gor’kii i Pinchas Rutenberg) – Gabriella Safran/Irina Denischenko: «One of the most magnificent moments in human history»: S. An-sky’s Return to Russia in December 1905 – Aivars Stranga: Latvians and Jews: The Revolution of 1905 – Pis’ma I.N. Zavoloko k N.A. Tsurikovu: Publikatsiia Vladimira Tsurikova – Lazar Fleishman: Pod Damoklovym mechem. Ob odnoi nezamechennoi knige – E.E. Klimov. Zametki. Publikatsiia Alekseia Klimova. Predislovie i primechaniia Borisa Ravdina – Leonidas Donskis: A Voice against Modern Demonology: Mapping Tomas Venclova’s Criticism of Lithuanian Antisemitism – Donata Mitaitė: Vil’nius v kul’turnom soznanii Tomasa Venclovy – Ol’ga Revzina: Lichnost’ v nauke: sluchai Tomasa Venclovy – Thirteen Trifles by Jan Kochanowski. Translated and Annotated by Alexander Schenker – Adam Michnik: The Editor: Jerzy Giedroyc (1906-2000) – Lev Loseff: Oblaka istorii.