and his fellow Wisdom Lovers end up sounding, at least to me, more intellectually sophisticated than any of their successors.
Every major Russian writer of the nineteenth century, including Mikhail Lermontov, Vladimir Odoevskii
, and Anton Chekhov, interpreted the Gothic-fantastic tradition after his own fashion.
by Joe Andrew and Robert Reid, 3 vols (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2003-04), I (2003), 15-36; Sally Dalton-Brown, Pointing Out the Power Paradox: Pushkin's Society Tale Parodies', in The Society Tale in Russian Literature: From Odoevskii
to Tolstoi, ed.
9) Neil Cornwell, "Vladimir Fedorovich Odoevskii
1804-1869: Prose Writer and Cultural Dignitary," in Reference Guide to Russian Literature, ed.
Vladimir Odoevsky and Romantic Poetics gathers in a book format the main articles written by Professor Cornwell during nearly two decades of research into the life and work of Prince Odoevskii
(1804-1859), a leading figure in early nineteenth-century Russian literature.
4) In reality, the author of Doctor Puf's articles was Prince Vladimir Fedorovich Odoevskii
(1804-69), the last member of an ancient, but by the 19th century largely impoverished, aristocratic family.
," in Pushkin v mirovoi literature: Sbornik statei (Leningrad: Gosizdat, 1926), 289-308; and idem, "Pushkin i V.
Hoffmann, Friedrich de la Motte Fouque, Honore de Balzac, John Keats, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Vladimir Odoevskii
, Vasilii Zhukovskii, Aleksandr Pushkin, Nikolai Gogol', and many others.
The general reader will find reliable introductory essays on such major figures of the period as Gogol, Belinskii, Aksakov, Odoevskii
, Kireevskii, and Chaadaev, while even the specialist will benefit from readily accessible information on lesser known figures.
Graffy also has a good deal to say on the various reworkings of the story by other authors, from the famous, such as Dostoevskii (Poor Folk), Bunin (Pan Micholski's Waistcoat), Bulgakov (The Heart of a Dog), and Zamiatin (The Cave and others) to minor, though highly competent authors such as Vladimir Odoevskii
, Lev Mei, and Dmitrii Grigorovich.
All the great names are there, but so, too, are some minor authors who, in any other literature but Russian, would probably be regarded as major: the tragic poet Evgenii Baratynskii, the extraordinary Nadezhda Durova, who served as a man in the Russian army during the Napoleonic wars, and the polymath prince, Vladimir Odoevskii
171) that Aleksandr Odoevskii
was a writer of Romantic prose (there is one other mention in the book of 'Odoevskii
' (and presumably this time Vladimir is intended) that does not make the index, but there is no allusion anywhere to his generically interesting frame-tale-cycle-cum-philosophical novel, Russian Nights).