Palgrave Studies in Modern European Literature

Russian Montparnasse

Transnational Writing in Interwar Paris

Authors: Rubins, Maria

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This book reassesses the role of Russian Montparnasse writers in the articulation of transnational modernism generated by exile. Examining their production from a comparative perspective, it demonstrates that their response to urban modernity transcended the Russian master narrative and resonated with broader aesthetic trends in interwar Europe.

About the authors

Maria Rubins teaches Russian and Comparative literature at University College London, UK. She has published extensively on Russian literature, Franco-Russian cultural relations, exile, Russian émigré literature, bilingual and transnational writing, and contemporary Francophone fiction. She is the author of Ecphrasis in Parnasse and Acmeism: Comparative Visions of Poetry and Poetics (2000), editor of reference editions and annotated volumes of Russian émigré prose, and translator into Russian of French and English authors, including Irène Némirovsky, Judith Gautier and Elizabeth Gaskell.

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This monograph explores the transnational Modernism practiced by the younger generation, sometimes dubbed the ‘unnoticed generation,’ of Russian emigre writers in interwar Paris. … Scholars of comparative literature or the French and Anglo-American literature of the interwar period will benefit from this work as much as will Russian literature specialists. Nabokov scholars will also find considerable comparative context and discussion of some of the literary debates ongoing in the emigre journals.” (Luke Franklin, Slavic and East European Journal, Vol. 60 (2), 2016)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction: Russian Montparnasse as a Transnational Community

    Rubins, Maria

    Pages 1-12

  • In the “Waste Land” of Postwar Europe: Facing the Modern Condition

    Rubins, Maria

    Pages 15-18

  • Who Needs Art? The Human Document and Strategies of Self-Representation

    Rubins, Maria

    Pages 19-38

  • Human Document or Autofiction?

    Rubins, Maria

    Pages 39-46

  • “A Shared Homeland for All Foreigners”: The Paris Myth

    Rubins, Maria

    Pages 49-54

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Russian Montparnasse
Book Subtitle
Transnational Writing in Interwar Paris
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Modern European Literature
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Maria Rubins
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-50801-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137508010
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-50800-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 302
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations
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