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Explosive World of Tatyana N. Tolstaya's Fiction

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ISBN-10: 156324859X

ISBN-13: 9781563248597

Edition: 1997

Authors: Helena Goscilo

List price: $52.95
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Although Tatyana Tolstaya has become well known as a personality and commentator on current events, her widely popular fiction has received scant attention in the West. This first full-length study of her work initiates the reader into the colorful paradoxes of Tolstaya's fictional universe--a poetic realm ruled by language, to which the mysteries of life, imagination, memory, and death are subject. Helena Goscilo spotlights Tolstaya's rich interweaving of myth, folklore, songs, children's games, and literary texts into stories of stunning imaginative power. Tolstaya's stylistic pyrotechnics vividly illuminate immemorial concerns about life's meaning, the role of art and fantasy in the…    
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Book details

List price: $52.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/31/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Paradise, Purgatory, and Post-Mortems
Language � in Childhood
Tolstaian Love and Surface Text
The Eternal Feminine's Liebestod
Monsters � Gender Stereotypes
Perspective in Tolstaia's � Art
Fantasy and Fatality
Tolstaian Times
Tolstaian Tropes Conclusion