The Prose of Sasha Sokolov
Reflections on/of the Real

Elena Kravchenko

MHRA Texts and Dissertations 86

Modern Humanities Research Association

31 January 2013  •  158pp

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Hailed as one of the most significant writers in contemporary Russian literature, Sasha Sokolov (1943-) nevertheless remains one of its most hermetic. Despite a considerable scholarly interest in his work, no comprehensive book-length study has yet been published on Sokolov. With the focus on his three main texts, School for Fools, Between Dog and Wolf and Palisandriia, this groundbreaking monograph is an exploration of Sokolov’s aesthetics in which language is shown to embody reality, rather than express it. In her study Elena Kravchenko invites us to examine how language and art affect our perception of the real that, fading away into its reflections, finds its essence.

Elena Kravchenko is an independent researcher, whose doctoral thesis (School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies, UCL) laid a foundation for this monograph.

Reviews:

  • ‘Written with admirable coherence, this original, sophisticated and well-researched book by a young scholar should be read by anyone interested in Sokolov's novels ... If Sokolov's novels can be unified by one critical approach, Kravchenko's study comes close."’ — Larissa Rudova, Slavic and East European Journal 58, 2014, 158-59

Contents:

i-iv
Front Matter
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v-vi
Table of Contents
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vii-viii
Preface
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1-18
Introduction
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19-50
Chapter 1 Metaphor of Origin: Narcissism As A Constructive Principle in School For Fools
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51-98
Chapter 2 A Realized Metaphor: the Eucharist Miracles in Between Dog and Wolf
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99-128
Chapter 3 A Lie That Tells the Truth: Mediation of Reality in Palisandriia
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129-134
Conclusion
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135-151
Bibliography
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152-158
INDEX
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Bibliography entry:

Kravchenko, Elena, The Prose of Sasha Sokolov: Reflections on/of the Real, MHRA Texts and Dissertations, 86 (Cambridge: MHRA, 2013)

First footnote reference: 35 Elena Kravchenko, The Prose of Sasha Sokolov: Reflections on/of the Real, MHRA Texts and Dissertations, 86 (Cambridge: MHRA, 2013), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Kravchenko, p. 47.

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Bibliography entry:

Kravchenko, Elena. 2013. The Prose of Sasha Sokolov: Reflections on/of the Real, MHRA Texts and Dissertations, 86 (Cambridge: MHRA)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Kravchenko 2013: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Kravchenko 2013: 21.

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