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Title:The Novels of Mark Aldanov as Representative of the Genres of Bildungsromane, Historical and Philosophical Novels
Author(s):Dmitriev, Vladimir Viktorovich
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):T. Pachmuss
Department / Program:Slavic Languages and Literatures
Discipline:Slavic Languages and Literatures
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Literature, Slavic and East European
Abstract:The name of Mark Aldanov (1886-1957) is now well-known in the West as well as in his native country. Although the work of Mark Aldanov attracted attention of West European, American and later Soviet and Russian reading public and critics, many aspects of his literary work still remain insufficiently-researched, and the personal archives of the writer were largely ignored. One such aspect which escaped attention of the literary scholars is the peculiar genre of Aldanov's novels. So far Aldanov is universally recognized as the foremost Russian emigre historical novelist, an author of highly ideologically charged works of fiction. But other salient features of the genre of his novels were not considered. Based upon the intensive reading of Aldanov's works and on the familiarity with contemporary literary criticism regarding different genre types of novel it appears reasonable to define the genre of the novels of Mark Aldanov as a combination of elements typical of historical and philosophical novels and of the Bildungsroman. An investigation of these trails is the subject of this thesis.
Issue Date:1997
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:97 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/87654
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9812574
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:1997


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