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Cold Fusion: Aspects of the German Cultural Presence in Russia

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Cold Fusion

Aspects of the German Cultural Presence in Russia

Edited by Gennady Barabtarlo

288 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-57181-188-2 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Published (May 2000)

eISBN 978-1-78920-366-0 eBook

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While historical and political aspects of the Russo-German relationship over the past three to four centuries have received due attention from scholars, the range of the far more diverse, important, and peculiar cultural relations still awaits full assessment. This volume shows how enriching these cultural influences were for both countries, affecting many spheres of intellectual and daily life such as philosophy and religion, education and ideology, sciences and their application, arts and letters, custom and language. The German-Russian relationship has always been particularly intense. Oscillating as it has between infatuation and contempt, it has always been marked by a singular paradox: a German cultural presence in Russia resulting either in a more or less complete fusion, as in the case of Russifield German, or in a pronounced mutual repulsion, accompanied by the denigration of each other's culture as inferior. It is this curious paradox that determines the perspectives of the articles that were specially written for this volume, providing it with a unifying focus.

Gennady Barabtarlo (1949-2019) was Professor of Russian at the University of Missouri. An American citizen born in Moscow, he  authored, edited, and translated several books and published a large number of articles on Russian and American literature.

Subject: History (General)Cultural Studies (General)Literary Studies
Area: GermanyCentral/Eastern Europe


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