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From Orientalism to Cultural Capital : The Myth of Russia in British Literature of the 1920s (New)

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From Orientalism to Cultural Capital presents a fascinating account of the wave of Russophilia that pervaded British literary culture in the early twentieth century. The authors bring a new approach to the study of this period, exploring the literary phenomenon through two theoretical models from the social sciences: Orientalism and the notion of «cultural capital» associated with Pierre Bourdieu. Examining the responses of leading literary practitioners who had a significant impact on the institutional transmission of Russian culture, they reassess the mechanics of cultural dialogism, mediation and exchange, casting new light on British perceptions of modernism as a transcultural artistic movement and the ways in which the literary interaction with the myth of Russia shaped and intensified these cultural views.

Edition: New
Number of Pages: 337
Genre: Literary Criticism
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc
Author: Olga Soboleva & Angus Wrenn
Language: English
Street Date: April 3, 2017
TCIN: 52778854
UPC: 9783034322034
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-8804
$72.95

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