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Pavlova, Tur, and 'Razdel': What's in a Name?

Authors: Greene, Diana
Keywords: authorship, canonical aesthetics, women's writing, Evgeniia Tur, Karolina Pavlova
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Modern Humanities Research Association/Modern Language Review
Citation: Modern Language Review, 108(2013) 221-40
Abstract: This article concerns an authorship problem that raises issues of canonical aesthetics. What does it mean to say a literary work is ‘good’? And does knowing the author’s literary reputation affect our ability to appreciate the work? Nineteenth-century Russian critics divided women authors into ‘extraordinary women’, i.e. honorary men, and perpetrators of ‘women’s writing’—categories that have persisted in Russia. It seems useful to look at what ‘women’s writing’ is, and on what basis ‘Razdel’, regardless of its author, can be evaluated
Rights: Diana Greene
Appears in Collections:Diana Greene's collection

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