By Mikhail N. Epstein
This publication brings jointly for the 1st time in English the most important writings of Mikhail Epstein, certainly one of post-Soviet Russia's so much well-liked theoreticians of cultural experiences and postmodernism. Written from a non-Western standpoint but trained via a familiarity with Western literary idea, it bargains a clean, lucid point of view at the postcommunist literary scene in addition to a realistic and theoretical creation to the recent self-discipline of Russian "culturology." After the long run is usually the 1st e-book to include the improvement of up to date Russian tradition in the framework of postmodernism, an idea whose software has been formerly constrained to the West.
The 4 sections of the e-book - Literature, Ideology, tradition, and technique - replicate the interdisciplinary variety of postmodernism in modern Russia. Epstein explores such influential new developments in Russian literature as conceptualism, metarealism, "rear-garde" and discusses the formation of a post-Marxist ideological milieu characterised by means of a paradoxical mix of relativistic and totalitarian patterns.
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Extra resources for After the future: the paradoxes of postmodernism and contemporary Russian culture
In Mikhail Epstein's words, "To define the patterns of ... unity based on pluralistic values should be ... " Such an assertion clearly calls on scholars to broaden the scope of serious inquiry even as we advocate a cultural life worthy of a future in the new millennium. Page 17 PART I LITERATURE Page 19 Chapter 1 New Currents in Russian Poetry: Conceptualism, Metarealism, and Presentism As the century ends, we are amazed to find ourselves returning to its beginnings. The poetic currents that were formed in Russia at the beginning of the twentieth centurysymbolism, acmeism, futurismhave unexpectedly reemerged as a new poetic triad: metarealism, presentism, conceptualism.
I wish to express my gratitude to Clark Dougan, senior editor of the University of Massachusetts Press, for his continuous encouragement of this project, to Pam Wilkinson, managing editor, and to Betty S. Waterhouse, who helped to edit the manuscript. And, finally, special thanks are due to my wife, Helen, who read the manuscripts more than once and made penetrating comments that led to substantial improvements in the initial drafts. Page 1 INTRODUCTION MIKHAIL EPSTEIN'S TRANSCULTURAL VISIONS Literary Theory and the New Focus on Culture In the 1960s a new trend began to emerge in Russian literary philology and criticism, originating in a variety of schools that stood in tacit opposition to socialist realism, established by the Communist Party as an official methodology in the early thirties.
Astonishing as such ideas may well appear, it is not my intention to overemphasize their visionary character at the expense of their practical and scholarly value. New conceptions of identity, difference, and unity are essential to describe the new world order in which basic understandings of self and other have been cast in doubt on global and personal levels. In Mikhail Epstein's words, "To define the patterns of ... unity based on pluralistic values should be ... " Such an assertion clearly calls on scholars to broaden the scope of serious inquiry even as we advocate a cultural life worthy of a future in the new millennium.
After the future: the paradoxes of postmodernism and contemporary Russian culture by Mikhail N. Epstein