Chekhov and Russian religious culture the poetics of the Marian paradigm by Julie W. De Sherbinin

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 153-184) and index.

Book details

StatementJulie W. de Sherbinin.
SeriesStudies in Russian literature and theory
LC ClassificationsPG3458.Z9 C454 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 189 p. :
Number of Pages189
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL673174M
ISBN 100810114046
LC Control Number97019248

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Chekhov and Russian Religious Culture is an innovative study of the Virgin Mary and the "saintly harlots"--Mary of Egypt and Mary Magdalene--as a cultural paradigm encoded in Chekhov's prose.

De Sherbinin establishes the authority of the Marian paradigm in nineteenth-century Russian culture with a comprehensive overview of salient religious and literary texts, then offers critical.

Julie de Sherbinin is Professor of Russian Language and Literature at Colby College. She is co-founder of the North American Chekhov Society and author of Chekhov and Russian Religious Culture (Northwestern, ).Cited by: 1.

Chekhov and Russian religious culture: the poetics of the Marian paradigm. [Julie W De Sherbinin] Chekhov and Russian religious culture. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, (OCoLC) Ch. Two Marys: Chekhov's Religious and Literary Heritage.

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42, no. 3, fall (): Chekhov's societal impact is a reflection of the importance of the role of authors in Russian society, which is far more pronounced in comparison with other societies, said Malaev-Babel.

For example, the passing in of the U.S. playwright Arthur Miller arguably evoked a wider response in the Russian press and cultural circles than it did in. Faith: Chekhov's personal world was a godless one: despite his orthodox religious upbringing, he asserted, inthat "I have no religion now".

He wrote about religious folk, indeed one of. In his short life of 44 years, Anton Chekhov made deep impact on Russian literature.

Alan Twigg, the chief editor and publisher of the Canadian book review magazine BC Bookworld wrote, ‘one can argue Anton Chekhov is the second-most popular writer on the planet. About Chekhov (Russian: О Чехове, romanized: O Chekhove) is a book of memoirs by Nobel Prize-winning Russian author Ivan Bunin, devoted to Anton Chekhov, his friend and major started working on the book in the late s in France.

It remained unfinished, and was completed by the writer's widow Vera Muromtseva (aided by Leonid Zurov), and came out posthumously in New Author: Ivan Bunin. Students of Russian usually meet Chekhov before they meet the other literary giants, partly because Chekhov’s language seems friendlier and less labored, and partly because the.

Anton Chekhov, Russian playwright and master of the modern short story. He described the Russian life of his time using a deceptively simple technique devoid of obtrusive literary devices, and he is regarded as the outstanding representative of the late 19th-century Russian realist school.

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Anton Chekhov was born on the feast day of St. Anthony the Great (17 January Old Style) 29 January in Taganrog, a port on the Sea of Azov in southern was the third of six surviving children. His father, Pavel Yegorovich Chekhov, the son of a former serf and his Ukrainian wife, was from the village Olhovatka (Voronezh Governorate) and ran a grocery mater: First Moscow State Medical University.

Yet none seems to have turned for insight to Anton Chekhov, the Russian writer who spent the last few years of his life living in the main Crimean resort of. The collection also examines such topics as Orlando Figes's sweeping survey of the history of Russian culture, the life of Pushkin, and Oblomov's influence on Samuel Beckett.

Investigating the omnipresent religious theme that runs throughout Russian culture, even in the antireligious Chekhov, Frank argues that no other major European literature. Anton Chekhov’s perennial drama, The Cherry Orchard, is a classic work of Russian v himself grew up in a Russia that was experiencing the changes effected by the emancipation of the serfs in In one generation, Russia went from a country of landed aristocracy who were served by peasants to a country of free citizens.

Chekhov’s morality could be described as Christianity stripped of revelation. “There are no lower or higher or median moralities. There is only one morality, and it is precisely the one that was given to us during the time of Jesus Christ and stops me from stealing, offending others, lying, etc.” Helping one’s fellow humans as one could was the preeminent ethical teaching for Chekhov as a : Lee Trepanier.

Anton Chekhov (), Russian physician, renowned short story author and playwright wrote Uncle Vanya (); We must live our lives. Yes, we shall live, Uncle Vanya. We shall live through the long procession of days before us, and through the long evenings; we shall patiently bear the trials that fate imposes on us; we shall work for others without rest, both now and when we are old; and.

The Black Monk, short story by Anton Chekhov, first published in Russian as “Chorny monakh” in “The Black Monk,” Chekhov’s final philosophical short story, concerns Kovrin, a mediocre scientist who has grandiose hallucinations in which a black-robed monk convinces him that he possesses superhuman abilities and is destined to lead humanity to everlasting life and eternal truth.

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Russia is world famous for achievements in two cultural areas, literature and music, both of which had their. The Cherry Orchard (Russian: Вишнёвый сад, romanized: Vishnyovyi sad) is the last play by Russian playwright Anton n init was first published by Znaniye (Book Two, ), and came out as a separate edition later that year in Saint Petersburg, via A.F.

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(Translated by Constance Garnett.) Read in English by Expatriate In "An Anonymous Story," Chekhov continues to explore his favorite themes of superfluous men, ironic rakes, exploited women, and the dangers of.

Anton Chekhov has long been regarded as the master of the Russian short story and one of the leading exponents of the genre in world literature. This volume comprises the classic selection edited by Birkett and Struve, in Russian, here furnished with a new bibliography, and complements the stories and plays by Chekhov already available in the BCP Russian Texts series.

The twelve stories. Bywhen he was just twenty-eight, Chekhov had published a staggering stories, about half of them comic.

Unpretentious, lively, and inventive, these comic stories have long been affectionately regarded in Russia, but publishers in the West, overawed by the prevailing image of Chekhov as a melancholy genius, have resisted the down-to-earth humorist/5. Remarkably well‐in formed pieces on Chekhov and his place in Russian literature were pub lished by Abraham Cahan in Forum in and in The Bookman in.

The Effect of Russia on Chekhov’s Themes To define a man, one must consider all influences acting upon him. This includes the man’s predetermined genetic makeup and his ability to create his own values based on external influences and his environment.

In its most basic form, this is where the nature versus nurture argument derives from. Anton Pavlovich Chekhov ( - ) was a Russian physician and supreme short story writer and playwright. He was the third of six children.

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Chekhov’s journey became enough of a paradigm for me, as well as a possible model for others in times of crisis, that years ago I wrote a book about it, To a Distant Island. Near the end of my book is a passage that connects Chekhov’s spiritual desire for a freedom beyond our mortal striving with that of the prisoners on Sakhalin.

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Edited and with an introduction by Avrahm Yarmolinsky, The Portable Chekhov presents twenty-eight of Chekhov's best stories, chosen as particularly representative of his many-sided portrayal of the human comedy - including 'The Kiss', 'The Darling', and 'In the Ravine' - as well as two complete plays: The Boar, an example of Chekhov's earlier dramatic work, and The Cherry Orchard, his last and Pages: The Russian YMCA Press: Preserver and Patron of Russian Orthodox Culture.

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