Canadian Slavonic Papers

Quarterly academic journal covers ethnic and cultural studies in Central and Eastern Europe.

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 3/4, September-December

All Belarusian Films. Vol. 1, Feature Films (1926-1970): Catalogue
Igor Avdeev and Larisa Zaitseva. All Belarusian Films. Vol. 1. Feature Films (1926-1970): Catalogue. Academy of Sciences of Belarus: Institute of Arts, Ethnography and Folklore. Minsk: Belarusian Science, 1996. 239 pp. Illustrations. Cloth. The cinema...
An Important Event in Linguistics
An Important Event in Linguistics Olga T. Yokoyama and Emily Klenin, eds. Selected Essays of Catherine V. Chvany. Columbus, OH: Slavica Publishers, Inc., 1996. Notes. List of publications of Catherine V. Chvany. Index. 391 pp. $39.50, paper. This book...
A Troublesome Life: Pushkin's Biography and the Reformulated Aesthetics of Vladimir Solov'ev
No, I will not wholly die-my soul in the sacred lyre Will outlive my dust and will conquer decay And I will be famous as long as A single bard remains alive on earth. News of me will spread throughout great Russia And my name will be spoken in every...
Borders of Language and Identity in Teschen Silesia
Kevin Hannan. Borders of Language and Identity in Teschen Silesia. Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotics, Vol. 28. New York: Peter Lang, 1996. xxii, 255 pp. Illustrations. Maps. Appendices. Notes. Works Cited. Works Consulted. Index. $49.95,...
By the Banks of the Neva: Chapters from the Lives and Careers of the British in Eighteenth-Century Russia
Anthony Cross. By the Banks of the Neva: Chapters from the Lives and Careers of the British in Eighteenth-Century Russia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. xv, 474 pp. A leading British scholar of eighteenth-century Russia and the author of...
Conceptualizing the Space of a Journal's Pages: Dostoevsky as Editor of Time
Bell and Howell Information and Learning: Foreign text omitted (...) At the beginning of the epilogue to The Insulted and the Injured, Ivan Petrovich, the narrator and Dostoevsky's autobiographical double, meets with his editor, Aleksandr Petrovich,...
Cossack Gold: History, Myth, and the Dream of Prosperity in the Age of Post-Soviet Transition
In July 1990, a Ukrainian legislator gained worldwide notoriety by claiming that the Bank of England owed Ukraine sixteen trillion pounds sterling.1 This sum was the interest that had presumably accumulated over 270 years on a barrel of gold allegedly...
Crimean Sonnets
TO MY FELLOW-TRAVELLERS IN THE CRIMEA THE AUTHOR Translated from the Polish into unrhymed quatorzains including the author's and translator's notes by Christopher Adam FOREWARD The following English renderings of Adam Mickiewicz's "Crimean Sonnets" are...
Czeslaw Milosz's Self-Presentation in English-Speaking Countries
[I]f I had to orchestrate my fame like that [that is, like Gombrowicz] I would die of shame. I would have thought it beneath my dignity. So perhaps it was 1 and not "Master" Gombrowicz who was an arrogant squire? Or one of those Lithuanian grumblers?...
English Translations of Ivo Andric's Travnicka Hronika
English Translations of Ivo Andric's Travnicka Hronika* I. Criticism of English translations of Ivo Andric's Travnicka hronika is confined to a small number of reviews and occasional comments in periodicals praising the first two translations for their...
Face to Face: Bakhtin in Russia and the West
Carol Adlam, Rachel Falconer, Vital Makhlin and Alastair Renfrew, eds. Face to Face: Bakhtin in Russia and the West. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1997. 394 pp. Index. $85.00, cloth. Bakhtin studies have been developing steadily since the early...
Factory and Community in Stalin's Russia: The Making of an Industrial Working Class
Kenneth M. Straus. Factory and Community in Stalin's Russia: The Making of an Industrial Working Class. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1997. xiv, 355 pp. Notes. Bibliography. Index. $55.00, cloth. This book describes how in the 1930s established...
Historical Dictionary of Warsaw
Adriana Gozdecka-Sanford. Historical Dictionary of Warsaw. Historical Dictionaries of Cities, No. 3. Lanham, MD: The Scarecrow Press, 1997. xxx, 318 pp. Maps. Selected Bibliography. $49.50, cloth. This dictionary is the third in a series devoted to the...
If You See the Buddha: Studies in the Fiction of Ivan Bunin
Thomas Gainton Marullo. If You See the Buddha: Studies in the Fiction of Ivan Bunin. Studies in Russian Literature and Theory. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1998. xii, 208 pp. Notes. Index. $54.95, cloth. I assume that Professor Marullo...
Il'ja Il'f and Evgenij Petrov. the Golden Calf: An Annotated, Accented Reader with Exercises
Richard D. Schupbach. II'ja Il'f and Evgenij Petrov. The Golden Calf: An Annotated, Accented Reader with Exercises. Berkeley Russian Readers. Oakland, CA: Berkeley Slavic Specialties, 1994. 237 p. Paper. II'f and Petrov's famous satirical novel, The...
Individualizem in Literarne Metafore Naroda
Ales Debeljak. Individuali:em in literarne metafore naroda. Znamenja 133. Obzorja: Maribor, 1998. 197 pp. Paper. The Slovenian poet and essayist Ales Debeljak is a man of the intellectual Diaspora. A few years ago he received his Ph.D. in Sociology of...
Intertextuality at Work: Prince Andrei Kurbskii in Contemporary Russian Literature
Bell & Howell Information and Learning: Foreign text omitted ... THE ETERNAL TRAITOR "Down the centuries," Alexander Yanov has written, "from Ivan the Terrible to Josef Stalin and beyond, whenever confrontation has arisen between the individual and...
Issledovaniia Po Slavianskomu Fol'kloru I Narodnoi Kul'ture/ Studies in Slavic Folklore and Folk Culture. Vypusk 1 / Issledovaniia Po Slavianskomu Fol'kloru I Narodnoi Kul'ture
A. Arkhipov and 1. Polinskaya, eds. Issledovaniia po slavianskomu fol'kloru i narodnoi kul'ture/ Studies in Slavic Folklore and Folk Culture. Vypusk 1. Oakland, CA: Berkeley Slavic Specialties, 1997. 140 pp. Paper. A. Arkhipov and 1. Polinskaya, eds....
Klasy Spoteczne a Istota Panstwa. Krytyka Doktryny "Naukowego Socjalizmu" / Panstwo a Socjalizm. Krytyka Zalozen Teoretycznych Tzw. Naukowego Socjalizmu
Jerzy Smialowski. Klasy spoleczne a istota panstwa. Krytyka doktryny "naukowego socjalizmu." Krakow: Nakladem Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego, 1992. 96 pp. Jerzy Smialowski. Panstwo a socjalizm. Krytyka zalozen teoretycznych tzw. Naukowego socjalizmu. Krakow:...
Language and Self in Cross-Cultural Autobiography: Eva Hoffman's Lost in Translation
The scale of the problem of emigrating into a new linguistic environment is suggested with particular subtlety and force by the title of the Polish-Canadian1 author Eva Hoffman's autobiography: Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language (1989). The...
Literaturtheorie Und Literaturkritik in der Fruhsowjetischen Diskussion: Standorte, Programme, Schulen. Dokumente
Anton Hiersche and Edward Kowalski, eds. Literaturtheorie und Literaturkritik in der fruhsowjetischen Diskussion: Standorte, Programme, Schulen. Dokumente. Bern: Peter Lang, 1993. The twenty-eight selections that comprise this volume represent a broad...
Making History for Stalin: The Story of the Belomor Canal
Cynthia A. Ruder. Making History for Stalin: The Story of the Belomor Canal. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1998. xvi. 248 pp. Illustrations. Appendices. Notes. Bibliography. Index. $49.95, cloth. This is not a standard dry history of a Soviet...
Michael and Natasha: The Life and Love of the Last Tsar of Russia
Rosemary and Donald Crawford. Michael and Natasha: The Life and Love of the Last Tsar of Russia. London: Phoenix, 1998. xv, 448 pages. Notes. Bibliography. Index. $24.95, paper. The lives of Nicholas and Alexandra have often attracted the attention of...
-No/-to and Voice: Statality and Actionality in Contemporary Ukrainian
1.0. INTRODUCTORY REMARKS Voice is one of the most complicated structural and functional domains in language. From the structural perspective, voice may be represented by a vast array of various grammatical constructions (Givon 1994: 3). Moreover, voice...
P.A. Zaionchkovskii (1904-1983 Gg.): Stat'i, Publikatsii I Vospominaniia O Nem
L.G. Zakharova, lu.S. Kukushkin, T. Emmons, eds. P. A. Zaionchkovskii (1904-1983 gg.): Stat'i, publikatsii i vospominaniia o nem. Moscow: Rossiiskaia politicheskaia entsiklopediia (ROSSPEN), 1998. 463 pp. Illustrations. Cloth. Pavel Andreevich Zaionchkovskii...
Polish-Jewish Relations 1903-1914: The View from the Chancellery
Old views of Russian officialdom and the "Jewish question," portraying the Tsarist government as actively fomenting pogroms, have largely been laid to rest in the scholarship of the last twenty years. What has emerged to replace this simple picture of...
Popular Opinion in Stalin's Russia: Terror, Propaganda and Dissent, 1934-1941
Sarah Davies. Popular Opinion in Stalin's Russia: Terror, Propaganda and Dissent, 1934-1941. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. xix, 233 pp. Notes. Bibliography. Index. $59.95, cloth. $19.95, paper. Sarah Davies has relied on published primary...
Possible Worlds of the Fantastic: The Rise of the Paranormal
Nancy H. Traill. Possible Worlds of the Fantastic: The Rise of the Paranormal. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1996. ix, 197 pp. Notes. Appendix. Bibliography. Index. $45.00 cloth. Traill's study of the fantastic in the works of nineteenth-century...
Prelude to the Great Reforms: Avraam Sergeevich Norov and Imperial Russia in Transition
Peter R. Weisensel. Prelude to the Great Reforms: Avraam Sergeevich Norov and Imperial Russia in Transition. Minnesota Mediterranean and East European Monographs, Number 4, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1995. xii, 219 pp. Notes. Glossary....
Resistance and Revolution. Vaclav Havel's Czechoslovakia
Rob McRae. Resistance and Revolution. Vaclav Havel's Czechoslovakia. Ottawa: Carleton University Press, 1997. xii, 331 pp. Paper. The author of this engaging account is a Canadian diplomat who had the good fortune to witness the winds of change that...
Russian Talk: Culture and Conversation during Perestroika
Nancy Ries. Russian Talk: Culture and Conversation during Perestroika. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1997. xii, 220 pp. Photographs. References. Index. $39.95, cloth. $16.95, paper. Russians talk. This is not anything new. What is new is the subjecting...
Scars and Memory: Four Lives in One Lifetime
Dimitrije Djordjevic. Scars and Memory: Four Lives in One Lifetime. East European Monographs, CDLXXI. Boulder, CO: Distributed by Columbia University Press, 1997. iii, 463 pp. Photographs. $42.00, cloth. I know Dimitrije Djordjevic and, more importantly,...
Socialist Realism without Shores
Thomas Lahusen and Evgeny Dobrenko, eds. Socialist Realism without Shores. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1997. vi, 369 pp. Photographs. Notes. Index. $59.95, cloth. $19.95, paper. One might query this eponymous republication of a special 1995 issue...
The Act of Reading as a Rite of Passage: Iurii Andrukhovych's Rekreatsii
The Act of Reading as a Rite of Passage: Iurii Andrukhovych's Rekreatsii* The late 1980s and early 1990s saw an intensive re-examination and change of long lasting cultural paradigms and value systems in Ukrainian culture. A period of transition and...
The "Crimean Sonnets" of Adam Mickiewicz-A New Translation
{Bell & Howell Information and Learning: Foreign Text Omitted} (...) [In the lee of remote Crimea's mountains Litva's songster closed his thoughts At a stroke within its strait measure.] Alexander Pushkin, "The Sonnet" Misers of sound and syllable,...
The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and the Soviet State (1939-1950)
Bohdan R. Bociurkiw. The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and the Soviet State (1939-1950). Edmonton and Toronto: CIUS Press, 1996. xvi, 310 pp. Photographs. Maps. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. $39.95, cloth. Bohdan Bociurkiw dedicated his life to the...
Topics in the Structure of Russian: An Introduction to Russian Linguistics
(Bell and Howell Information and Learning systems foreign text omitted (...)) David K. Hart. Topics in the Structure of Russian: An Introduction to Russian Linguistics. Columbus, OH: Slavica, 1996. x, 294 pp. Bibliography. Index. $22.95, paper. Hart's...
Vladimir Nabokov's Poetry in Russian Emigre Criticism: A Partial Survey
Vladimir Nabokov began his illustrious literary career as a Russian poet. This simple comment bears stating if for no other reason than to draw attention to an aspect of Nabokov's writing which is often neglected. The author of many unpublished poems...