Russian Literary Culture and the Question of Philosophy
By (author) Edith W. Clowes
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Fiction's Overcoat by Edith W. Clowes
Book DescriptionIf Dostoevsky claimed that all Russian writers of his day "came out from Gogol's 'Overcoat,'" then Edith W. Clowes boldly expands his dramatic image to describe the emergence of Russian philosophy out from under the "overcoat" of Russian literature. In Fiction's Overcoat, 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780801441929
(235mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Cornell University Press
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Edith W. Clowes
Russia on the Edge, Paperback (March 2011)View all books by Edith W. Clowes
Through real and imagined geographies, examining post-Soviet debates about what it means to be Russian today.
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Author Biography - Edith W. Clowes
Edith W. Clowes is the Brown-Forman Professor of Arts and Sciences in the Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures at the University of Virginia. Her books include Russia on the Edge: Imagined Geographies and Post-Soviet Identity, Fiction's Overcoat: Russian Literary Culture and the Question of Philosophy, Doctor Zhivago: A Critical Companion, The Revolution of Moral Consciousness: Nietzsche and Russian Literature, and Russian Experimental Fiction: Resisting Ideology after Utopia.
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