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A Russian at a rendez-vous: Sergei Sharshun and his novel ('Put' Pravyi')

Rubins, M; (2007) A Russian at a rendez-vous: Sergei Sharshun and his novel ('Put' Pravyi'). RUSS LITERATURE , 61 (3) 309 - 339. 10.1016/j.ruslit.2007.03.004.

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Abstract

The article examines Sergei Sharshun's prose, with a particular focus on Put' pravyi (1934). Emigre critics interpreted this text in light of a testimonial, confessional genre reminiscent of the "human document", which was prevalent during that time. The present analysis challenges this traditional reception by engaging with the novel's diverse, if implicit, intertexts, ranging from Dada and Surrealism to Soviet avant-garde writing, Art Deco, medieval myths, Shakespeare, Russian Modernism, and the physiological and necrophilic tendencies of Russian emigre prose of the First Wave, as well as the Russian classical tradition. As a result, Sharshun's novel emerges as a highly original, playful, and subversive narrative created at the crossroads of a variety of discourses and literary models.

Type: Article
Title: A Russian at a rendez-vous: Sergei Sharshun and his novel ('Put' Pravyi')
DOI: 10.1016/j.ruslit.2007.03.004
Keywords: Sharshun, Breton, Ophelia, Olesha, automatic writing, autobiography
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > SSEES
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/54589
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