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The Resource How Russia learned to write : literature and the Imperial Table of Ranks, Irina Reyfman

How Russia learned to write : literature and the Imperial Table of Ranks, Irina Reyfman

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How Russia learned to write : literature and the Imperial Table of Ranks
Title
How Russia learned to write
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literature and the Imperial Table of Ranks
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Irina Reyfman
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eng
Summary
In the eighteenth century, as modern forms of literature began to emerge in Russia, most of the writers producing it were members of the nobility. But their literary pursuits competed with strictly enforced obligations to imperial state service. Unique to Russia was the Table of Ranks, introduced by Emperor Peter the Great in 1722. Noblesse oblige was not just a lofty principle; aristocrats were expected to serve in the military, civil service, or the court, and their status among peers depended on advancement in ranks. Irina Reyfman illuminates the surprisingly diverse effects of the Table of Ranks on writers, their work, and literary culture in Russia. From Sumarokov and Derzhavin in the eighteenth century through Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, and poets serving in the military in the nineteenth, state service affected the self-images of writers and the themes of their creative output. Reyfman also notes its effects on Russia’s atypical course in the professionalization and social status of literary work. --
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Reyfman, Irina
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Publications of the Wisconsin Center for Pushkin Studies
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  • Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeevich
  • Russian literature
  • Russian literature
  • Russian literature
  • Russian literature
  • Nobility
  • Literature and state
  • Authors, Russian
  • Authors, Russian
  • Russia
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How Russia learned to write : literature and the Imperial Table of Ranks, Irina Reyfman
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Control code
18829916
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 237pages
Isbn
9780299308308
Lccn
2015039995
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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(OCoLC)927104231
Label
How Russia learned to write : literature and the Imperial Table of Ranks, Irina Reyfman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
18829916
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 237pages
Isbn
9780299308308
Lccn
2015039995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)927104231

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