From Orientalism to Cultural Capital : The Myth of Russia in British Literature of the 1920s, Paperback / softback Book

From Orientalism to Cultural Capital : The Myth of Russia in British Literature of the 1920s Paperback / softback

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From Orientalism to Cultural Capital presents a fascinating account of the wave of Russophilia that pervaded British literary culture in the early twentieth century.

The authors bring a new approach to the study of this period, exploring the literary phenomenon through two theoretical models from the social sciences: Orientalism and the notion of "cultural capital" associated with Pierre Bourdieu.

Examining the responses of leading literary practitioners who had a significant impact on the institutional transmission of Russian culture, they reassess the mechanics of cultural dialogism, mediation and exchange, casting new light on British perceptions of modernism as a transcultural artistic movement and the ways in which the literary interaction with the myth of Russia shaped and intensified these cultural views.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 338 pages, 8 Illustrations, unspecified
  • Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
  • ISBN: 9783034322034

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