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Representing the Marginal Woman in Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature
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Examines the narrative strategies used by such authors as Pushkin, Zhukova, Tolstoy, Herzen, and Dostoevsky to represent young, dependent female characters.

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Introduction Pushkin's Discovery: Erasing the Margin/Center Dichotomy Becoming a Subject: Finding a Voice and Overcoming the Objectifying Male Gaze in Maria Zhukova's The Locket and Self-Sacrifice Herzen's Who Is to Blame?: Feminism Between Freedom and Determinism Tolstoy on the Way towards Feminism and Polyphony: From War and Peace to Anna Karenina Dostoevsky's Dasha Shatova (Demons) As the Culmination of the Russian Ward Tradition Dostoevsky Listening to and Re-broadcasting a Woman's Voice: Demons and Jane Eyre Conclusion Index

About the Author

SVETLANA SLAVSKAYA GRENIER is Assistant Professor of Russian at Georgetown University. Her articles have appeared in such journals as Russian Literature, New Zealand Slavonic Journal, Canadian Slavonic Papers, and Slavic and East European Journal.

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?[S]vetlana Grenier is to be congratulated for producing an important contribution to our understanding of nineteenth-century Russian literature and especially the role therein of marginalized women.?-The Russian Review
?Grenier's monograph will prove to be indispensable to both feminist and Bahktinian scholars. Her systematic approach of presenting questions and answers lays the groundwork for further readings of this kind. Highly readable and easy to navigate, it also offers novel ways of interpreting classical Russian literature.?-Slavic and East European Journal
?This book has many strengths: its close attention to nuances of voice and point of view is often insightful; bringing together this series of texts and characters provides illuminating moments of contrast.?-Slavic Review
"YSvetlana Grenier is to be congratulated for producing an important contribution to our understanding of nineteenth-century Russian literature and especially the role therein of marginalized women."-The Russian Review
"[S]vetlana Grenier is to be congratulated for producing an important contribution to our understanding of nineteenth-century Russian literature and especially the role therein of marginalized women."-The Russian Review
"This book has many strengths: its close attention to nuances of voice and point of view is often insightful; bringing together this series of texts and characters provides illuminating moments of contrast."-Slavic Review
"Grenier's monograph will prove to be indispensable to both feminist and Bahktinian scholars. Her systematic approach of presenting questions and answers lays the groundwork for further readings of this kind. Highly readable and easy to navigate, it also offers novel ways of interpreting classical Russian literature."-Slavic and East European Journal

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