By Nicholas Rzhevsky
Russia has a wealthy, large, unwieldy cultural culture. the way to grab it? This lecture room reader is designed to answer that challenge. The literary works chosen for inclusion during this anthology introduce the middle cultural and old topics of Russia's civilisation. each one textual content has resonance through the arts - in Rublev's icons, Meyerhold's theatre, Mousorgsky's operas, Prokofiev's symphonies, Fokine's choreography and Kandinsky's work. This fabric is supported by way of introductions, necessary annotations and bibliographies of assets in all media. The reader is meant to be used in classes in Russian literature, tradition and civilisation, in addition to comparative literature.
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