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Russian Modernism

Emily Finer

in The Oxford Handbook of Modernisms

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199545445
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199545445.013.0047

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Literature

 Russian Modernism

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This article examines the history of modernism in Russia. It contends that modernism in Russia is uniquely resistant to the binary oppositions according to which Russian cultural movements and their protagonists have commonly defined themselves. The article explores the premise that Russian modernism was neither consistently international or outward-looking, nor did it look exclusively to the future. It suggests that the staged factionalism among Russian futurists contrasted sharply with their responses to their foreign counterparts or their Russian literary predecessors.

Keywords: modernism; Russia; cultural movements; factionalism; futurism

Article.  6367 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (20th Century onwards) ; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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