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The Resource Fiction's overcoat : Russian literary culture and the question of philosophy, Edith W. Clowes

Fiction's overcoat : Russian literary culture and the question of philosophy, Edith W. Clowes

Label
Fiction's overcoat : Russian literary culture and the question of philosophy
Title
Fiction's overcoat
Title remainder
Russian literary culture and the question of philosophy
Statement of responsibility
Edith W. Clowes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In Fiction's Overcoat, Edith W. Clowes responds to the view, commonly held by Western European and North American thinkers, that Russian culture has no philosophical tradition. If that is true, she asks, why do readers everywhere turn to the classics of Russian literature, at least in part because Russian writers so famously engage universal questions, because they are so "philosophical"? Her answer to this question is a lively and comprehensive volume that details the origins, submergence, and re-emergence of a rich and vital Russian philosophical tradition."
  • "During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Russian philosophy emerged in conversation with narrative fiction, radical journalism, and speculative theology, developing a distinct cultural discourse with its own claim to authority and truth. Leading Russian thinkers - Berdiaev, Losev, Rozanov, Shestov, and Solovyov - made philosophy the primary forum in which Russians debated metaphysical, aesthetic, and ethical questions as well as issues of individual and national identity. That debate was tragically truncated by the events of 1917 and the rise of the Soviet empire. Today, after seventy years of enforced silence, this particularly Russian philosophical culture has resurfaced
  • Fiction's Overcoat serves as a welcome guide to its complexities and nuances." "Historians and cultural critics will find in Clowes's book the story of the increasing refinement and diversification of Russian cultural discourse, philosophers will find an alternative to the Western philosophical tradition, and students of literature will enjoy the opportunity to rethink the great Russian novelists - particularly Dostoevsky. Pasternak, and Platonov - as important voices in the process of shaping and sustaining a new philosophy and ensuring its survival into our own age."--Jacket
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clowes, Edith W
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Philosophy, Russian
  • Philosophy, Russian
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Philosophy, Russian
  • Filosofie
  • Philosophie
  • Russland
  • Russland
Label
Fiction's overcoat : Russian literary culture and the question of philosophy, Edith W. Clowes
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- pt. 1. The displacement of philosophy (1820s-1860s). The possibility of a Russian philosophy : language and reader in a new philosophical culture (1820s-1830s) -- Competing discourse : philosophy marginalized -- The parting of the ways : Chernyshevsky, Dostoevsky, and the seeds of Russian philosophical discourse -- pt. 2. The birth of Russian philosophy (1870s-1920s). Philosophical language between revelation and reason : Solovyov's search for total unity -- Philosophy as tragedy : Shestov and his Russian audience -- Philosophy in the breach : Rozanov's philosophical roguery and the destruction of civil discourse -- Philosophy as epic drama : Berdiaev's philosophy of the creative act -- pt. 3. The survival of Russian philosophical culture (1920s-1950s). Image and concept : Losev's "great synthesis of higher knowledge" and the tragedy of philosophy -- The matter of philosophy : dialectical materialism Platonov's quest after questioning -- "Sheer philosophy" and "vegetative thinking" : Pasternak's suspension and preservation of philosophy
Control code
on1042219829
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 296 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501727023
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv2dvjjq
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1042219829
Label
Fiction's overcoat : Russian literary culture and the question of philosophy, Edith W. Clowes
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- pt. 1. The displacement of philosophy (1820s-1860s). The possibility of a Russian philosophy : language and reader in a new philosophical culture (1820s-1830s) -- Competing discourse : philosophy marginalized -- The parting of the ways : Chernyshevsky, Dostoevsky, and the seeds of Russian philosophical discourse -- pt. 2. The birth of Russian philosophy (1870s-1920s). Philosophical language between revelation and reason : Solovyov's search for total unity -- Philosophy as tragedy : Shestov and his Russian audience -- Philosophy in the breach : Rozanov's philosophical roguery and the destruction of civil discourse -- Philosophy as epic drama : Berdiaev's philosophy of the creative act -- pt. 3. The survival of Russian philosophical culture (1920s-1950s). Image and concept : Losev's "great synthesis of higher knowledge" and the tragedy of philosophy -- The matter of philosophy : dialectical materialism Platonov's quest after questioning -- "Sheer philosophy" and "vegetative thinking" : Pasternak's suspension and preservation of philosophy
Control code
on1042219829
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 296 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501727023
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv2dvjjq
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1042219829

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