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Russomania: Russian culture and the creation of British modernism, 1881-1922

Rebecca Beasley


Russomania: Russian Culture and the Creation of British Modernism provides a new account of modernist literature’s emergence in Britain. British writers played a central role in the dissemination of Russian literature and culture during the early twentieth century, and their writing was transformed by the encounter. This study restores the thick history of that moment, by analyzing networks of dissemination and reception to recover the role of neglected as well as canonical figures, and institutions as well as individuals. The dominant account of British modernism privileges a Francophile gene ... More

Keywords: Modernism, British literature, Russian literature, socialism, First World War, Russian revolutions, realism, avant-garde, translation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198802129
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198802129.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rebecca Beasley, author
Associate Professor in English, University of Oxford, and Fellow of The Queen's College, Oxford.