In a pioneering exploration of the intellectual and literary exchange between Russian emigres and French intelligentsia in the 1920s and 1930s, Leonid Livak provides an impressively comprehensive bibliographic overview of a veritable "who's who" of Russian intellectuals and literati, listing all the material published by Russian emigres or on topics pertaining to them during the period under study. Focusing attention on a largely ignored chapter of European cultural history, this volume challenges historical assumptions by demonstrating processes of cultural cross-fertilization and illuminates the precedents Russians set for political exiles in the twentieth century. A remarkable achievement in scholarship, Russian Emigres in the Intellectual and Literary Life of Inter-War France is a valuable resource for admirers and researchers of French and Russian culture and European intellectual history.
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
Number of pages: 584
Weight: 957 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 38 mm
"Russian Emigres is an invaluable resource. The book achieves precisely what it sets out to do ... . The bibliography is admirably comprehensive, providing a thorough list of varying resources (articles, books, dissertations, letters, newspaper, etc.) available in a large array of collections worldwide. It suggests, furthermore, exciting avenues of future research not just in the history of French-Russian/Soviet relations, but also in comparative approaches to literary and cultural history." N. Christine Brookes, Central Michigan University
"Leonid Livak has done a great service to the study of the Russian emigration with the publication of this volume. It is bound to be of considerable value to students of both Russian and French intellectual and political history, and will certainly lead t
"[Russian Emigres]contributes to and illuminates often ignored, yet imminently valuable perspectives to current notions of borders, exile, the nation, and the transnational within European literary and cultural history. An invaluable resource." H-France