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Tales of Petersburg

Figes, Orlando (2003) Tales of Petersburg. In: Sutcliffe, M. and Althaus, F. (eds.) Petersburg perspectives. London, UK: Fontanka, pp. 91-108. ISBN 1861542607.

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Abstract

In Tales of Petersburg, Figes traces the genesis and development of Petersburg's literary and artistic myths: 'Like no other nation, Russia is embodied in its culture, its sense of nationhood reflected in the values of its literature and arts. Peter the Great, Lenin and Stalin might have ruled, but Pushkin, Tolstoy and Akhmatova were Russia's unofficial legislators. Their world - the literary myth of St Petersburg - has played as important a role in shaping perceptions of the city as tsars and communists alike.'

Item Type: Book Section
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
Depositing User: Sandra Plummer
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2008 16:08
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:16
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/658

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