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Molly Brunson - Russian Realisms: Literature and Painting, 1840–1890 - 9780875807386 - V9780875807386
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Russian Realisms: Literature and Painting, 1840–1890

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Description for Russian Realisms: Literature and Painting, 1840–1890 Paperback. Num Pages: 264 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DVUA; 2AGR; 3JH; AB; AFC; DSB. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 156 x 228 x 15. Weight in Grams: 542.
One fall evening in 1880, Russian painter Ilya Repin welcomed an unexpected visitor to his home: Lev Tolstoy. The renowned realists talked for hours, and Tolstoy turned his critical eye to the sketches in Repin's studio. Tolstoy's criticisms would later prompt Repin to reflect on the question of creative expression and conclude that the path to artistic truth is relative, dependent on the mode and medium of representation. In this original study, Molly Brunson traces many such paths that converged to form the tradition of nineteenth-century Russian realism, a tradition that spanned almost half a century--from the youthful projects of ... Read more

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About Molly Brunson
Molly Brunson is associate professor of Russian literature at Yale University.

Reviews for Russian Realisms: Literature and Painting, 1840–1890
Brunson's book underscores the power of close looking (and close reading). As she does, she weeds out the evolving urgency of Realism, pulling out both the historical and the transhistorical aspects of the movement. In doing so, she makes a convincing case not only for Russian Realism's place in the wider European and American discourse, but also for Realism as ... Read more

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