A Semiotic Analysis of the Short Stories of Leonid Andreev (1900-1909)

Stephen Hutchings

MHRA Texts and Dissertations 32

Modern Humanities Research Association

1 January 1990  •  272pp

ISBN: 978-0-947623-35-7 (paperback)  •  RRP £25, $40

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This book applies the techniques of semiotic analysis to a selection of short stories by Leonid Andreev in an attempt to offer one answer to the problems of categorizing Andreev's unique art and placing it within a literary-evolutionary perspective.

Drawing on a range of literary theory from early Russian Formalism onwards, the study proceeds from one level to another according to a principle of `degree of abstraction', so that each level constitutes firstly an independent account of Andreev's texts in itself, and secondly one stage in an overall analysis.

Bibliography entry:

Hutchings, Stephen, A Semiotic Analysis of the Short Stories of Leonid Andreev (1900-1909), MHRA Texts and Dissertations, 32 (Cambridge: MHRA, 1990)

First footnote reference: 35 Stephen Hutchings, A Semiotic Analysis of the Short Stories of Leonid Andreev (1900-1909), MHRA Texts and Dissertations, 32 (Cambridge: MHRA, 1990), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Hutchings, p. 47.

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Hutchings, Stephen. 1990. A Semiotic Analysis of the Short Stories of Leonid Andreev (1900-1909), MHRA Texts and Dissertations, 32 (Cambridge: MHRA)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Hutchings 1990: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Hutchings 1990: 21.

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