Understanding Nadezhda Khvoshshchinskaia’s Short Story Collection an Album: Groups and Portraits: The Literary Innovations of a Nineteenth-Century Writer
|Author: ||Rosneck, Karen|
By examining the function of fidelity in human relationships and in the mimetic aims of contemporary realist aesthetics, Khvoshshchinskaia reveals the dynamics of domination and control which inform them. This book contains two color photographs.
"Rosneck's work is skilled, thorough, and dedicated and, as she remarks, it is also necessarily exploratory. My hope is that An Album: Groups and Portraits will be translated and taught regularly and that Rosneck's study will inspire more translations of Khvoshchinskaia's works as well as a wider fascination with this elusive and compelling writer." - Prof. Jehanne M. Geith, Duke University
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
Foreword by Jehanne Gheith
Chapter One:Women and Realist Vision in "At the Photographer's"
Chapter Two:An Unfaithful Narrative: The Success and Failure of Justice in the Story "In the Courtroom"
Chapter Three:A Consuming Ambition: THe Heroine's Tragically Plummeting Value in "Ridneva"
Chapter Four:Who is to Blame in "Veriagin"?
Chapter Five: "Among Friends": Between Egoism and the Common Good
Chapter Six: Beauty on Trial in "Fortunate People"
Chapter Seven: "(Do Not) Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here": Dante's Inferno, Canto V, and "The Blizzard"