Book of poetry and prose of Nikolai Oleynikov
Biography and analysis of the texts of the poet Nikolay Oleynikov
The annotated list of abbreviations and acronyms used in Russian and Soviet Avant-garde art and art institutions in the first third of the 20th century.
Sergei Eisenstein's biography falls comfortably into the pattern of a conventional Bildungsroman. A bourgeois family, the tyranny of the father, the neurotic love affairs of the mother, a predetermination of life for the only son, then Revolution as a wheel of fortune and a chance of freedom that turned the formerly suppressed young man to the Avant-Garde artist, International successor and stepson of his terroroizing and terrorized motherland. This biography came into being after extensive research in Moscow, Berlin, Paris, New York and Los Angeles, and the author is the first to analyze Eisenstein's diaries - materials that were partly inaccessible in the past. The book is addressed to wide audience but could be useful for a specialist becaise of changing research optics and fighting the stereotypes. The book contains 96 illustrations: photos, portraits, caricatures, book covers and 30 rare movie posters.
The chapter discusses the post-revolutionary period of the Russian avant-garde, associated with forcing of the technological both in manifestations and practice, and the last decades of the Russian-language poetry, when attention to technology is comparably high. It seems important to discover their differences and how they relate to the evolution in understanding technology over the 20th century. Using the literature examples of LEF (S. Tretyakov, B. Kushner) and LCC (I. Selvinsky, B. Agapov), in this paper specific features of the machine subject are determined. There is two aspects of the machine sub-ject understanding in the literature of the post-revolutionary avantgarde: 1) as a subject of an internalized instrumentalization; 2) as a subject and an object of control. The chap-ter gives an overview of theories that affect these aspects in the late XX - early XXI century. Using an ideas analysis of how the machine subjectivity was represented during the XX century, the chapter shows the main development trends in contemporary Rus-sian-language poetry. The ambivalence of the avantgarde machine subject, which at the same time is part of the whole and controls its belonging to this whole, rationalizing technology, but at the same time affecting by it, in the modern context is giving way to the rational interpretation of the technology; in addition, nowadays technology seems to be perceived not productively, but procedurally.
What is to Be Done? Art Practice, Theory and Criticism in Russia during the Long Nineteenth Century
"Zholkovsky’s work—vast in scope and eclectic in methodology—has long been humanizing semiotics in both the Russian and American academy, giving it a face, a sense of humor, a stake in the real worlds we live by, but never losing its structuralist bedrock. The essays collected here, which range from Pushkin to Fyodor Karamazov, Okudzhava and Sedakova, from Peter the Great’s scandals abroad to Russian literary theory and filmmaking at home, are a goldmine by leading Slavists in North America, Europe, and Russia. A huge book of brilliant nuggets, it lights up the contours of our field today while paying perfect vignette-like tribute to Alik’s long non-conformist career, as fascinating and inscrutably flexible as it was often perilous.” (By Caryl Emerson). *** “This book is a wonderful gift not only for the 'jubilee celebrant' (for AZ it is impossible to imagine this phrase without quotes), but for all of us. The variety of topics, genres and authors might seem surprising were it not for the fact that this variety reflects the character of the book’s addressee. Its content, better than any manifesto or theoretical treatise, brings us good news: that a lack of intellectual inhibition, an unrestricted field of vision, and an enthusiasm that does not cloy are all so becoming to scholarship that, in essence, has as its sole palpable subject the infinity of creative choices. I have always liked Mayakovsky’s neologism: 'Do not jubilee!' (He himself, though, was very much concerned with his own anniversaries.) A / Z is completely devoid of the sedate smoothness of octogenaric jubilees, but it has a lot of panache and a spirit of intellectual adventure, and most importantly, fun. In this, the book bears a striking resemblance to its addressee.” (By Boris Gasparov).
Статья посвящена реконструкции историко-культурного контекста рубежа 1920-30-х гг. и интеллекутальных практик, которые позволяли молодому поколению авангардистов сочетать интерес к экспериментальному искусству с советскими идеологическими установками.
The paper is focused on the study of reaction of italian literature critics on the publication of the Boris Pasternak's novel "Doctor Jivago". The analysys of the book ""Doctor Jivago", Pasternak, 1958, Italy" (published in Russian language in "Reka vremen", 2012, in Moscow) is given. The papers of italian writers, critics and historians of literature, who reacted immediately upon the publication of the novel (A. Moravia, I. Calvino, F.Fortini, C. Cassola, C. Salinari ecc.) are studied and analised.
In the article the patterns of the realization of emotional utterances in dialogic and monologic speech are described. The author pays special attention to the characteristic features of the speech of a speaker feeling psychic tension and to the compositional-pragmatic peculiarities of dialogic and monologic text.