Table of Contents:
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-240) and index
  • Nietzsche's Dionysus and Apollo in Turgenev's "Song of triumphant love"
  • A change of gender roles : the Pygmalion motif in Jane Austen's Emma and Ivan Goncharov's Oblomov
  • Clairvoyant mothers and erring sons : Dostoevsky's Crime and punishment and Conrad's Under Western eyes
  • Rescuing culture from civilization : Gorky, Gogol, Sologub and the Mediterranean model
  • The "castrator" Rogozhin and the "castrate" Smerdiakov : incarnations of Dostoevsky's 'devil-bearing' people?
  • Who are the Tatars in Alexander Bolk's The homeland? : the East in the literary-ideological discourse of the Russian symbolists
  • Gothic historiosophy : the Pani Katerina story in Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago
  • Larissa-Lolita, or catharsis and dolor, in the artist-novels Doktor Zhivago and Lolita
  • Survival of the superfluous: doubling and mimicry in Nabokov's Podvig-Glory
  • Moscow in the tropics : exotica in Valerii Briusov's early urban poetry