Publisher: Northwestern University Press (August 31, 2013)
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students have lengthy famous the deeply rooted veneration of the facility of the word—both the expressive and communicative capacities of language—in Russian literature and tradition. In her formidable publication Silence and the remainder, Sofya Khagi illuminates a constant counternarrative, exhibiting how, all through its complete heritage, Russian poetry could be learn as a controversy for what she calls “verbal skepticism.” even if she offers with many poets from a two-century culture, Khagi provides precise emphasis to Osip Mandelstam, Joseph Brodsky, and Timur Kibirov, supplying readings that upload new layers of aspiring to their paintings. She posits a long-running discussion among the poets and the philosophers and theorists who've additionally been valuable to the antiverbal pressure of Russian tradition. not like its Western counterpart, the Russian philosophical and theological doubt of the efficacy of the observe nonetheless provides the writer, and literature itself, a moral strength, the inadequacies of language although.