From Orientalism to Cultural Capital: The Myth of Russia in British Literature of the 1920s (Paperback)Angus Wrenn (author)
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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.
Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Number of pages: 338
Weight: 490 g
Dimensions: 225 x 150 mm
Edition: New edition
(Maxim Shadurski, The Wellsian: The Journal of the H. G. Wells Society 40/2017)
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