All the same the words don't go away essays on authors, heroes, aesthetics, and stage adaptations from the Russian tradition

All the Same the Words Don't Go Away brings together twenty-five years of essays and reviews, linked loosely by three themes. First is the creative potential inherent in transposing classic literary texts into other genres or media (operatic, dramatic) and the responsibilities, if any, that gov...

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Main Author: Emerson, Caryl
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Boston Academic Studies Press 2011, 2011
Series:Studies in Russian and Slavic literatures, cultures and history
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:All the Same the Words Don't Go Away brings together twenty-five years of essays and reviews, linked loosely by three themes. First is the creative potential inherent in transposing classic literary texts into other genres or media (operatic, dramatic) and the responsibilities, if any, that govern the transposer, audience, and critic. The practice of transposition, however, gives rise to a creative conflict: is there a limit to the amount of ornamentation, pressure, or dilution to which the "mediated" word can be subject? Finally, the more polemical of the essays included here are structured on the Bakhtinian notion of coexisting "plausibilities" and points of view. What a carnival approach can uncover in Pushkin that might have surprised and even pleased the poet, what a libretto or play script brings out that the "true original" hides: here the work of the creator and the critic co-exist in exhilarating ways that respect the competencies of each. --Book Jacket
Physical Description:xxvi, 422 pages
ISBN:1934843814
9781934843819