The Imperial Sublime

The Imperial Sublime

A Russian Poetics of Empire

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The Imperial Sublime examines the rise of the Russian empire as a literary theme simultaneous with the evolution of Russian poetry between the 1730s and 1840?the century during which poets defined the main questions facing Russian literature and society. Harsha Ram shows how imperial ideology became implicated in an unexpectedly wide range of issues, from formal problems of genre, style, and lyric voice to the vexed relationship between the poet and the ruling monarch.

The Imperial Sublime examines the rise of the Russian empire as a literary theme simultaneous with the evolution of Russian poetry between the 1730s and 1840—the century during which poets defined the main questions facing Russian literature and society. Harsha Ram shows how imperial ideology became implicated in an unexpectedly wide range of issues, from formal problems of genre, style, and lyric voice to the vexed relationship between the poet and the ruling monarch.



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The Russian Empire and modern Russian versification were established almost simultaneously during the 18th century, says Ram (Slavic languages and literature, U. of California-Berkeley), and he investigates the extent to which the evolution of modern Russian poetry was a response to and an effect of the imperial state. He tracks the rise of empire as a literary theme in tandem with the first systemization of literary Russian, especially poetry. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
The Imperial Sublime examines the rise of the Russian empire as a literary theme alongside the creation and evolution of modern Russian poetry between the 1730s and 1840. Arising from the need to celebrate the Russian state and its expanding territories, the imperial theme quickly became enmeshed in a wider range of issues, from formal problems of gene, style, and lyric voice to the vexed relationship between the poet and Russia's ruling monarchs.
Part of a growing body of recent scholarship that has examined Russian representations of Russia's southern borderlands in the light of European orientalism and imperialism, The Imperial Sublime shows how the broader cultural discourses of empire can be adapted and inflected by a national literary system.

Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, Ă2003
ISBN: 9780299181932
0299181936
9780299181901
0299181901
0299181901
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 307 pages)
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