Columbia University Press
April 27, 2021
5.6 X 8.3 X 1.4 inches | 1.65 pounds
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About the Author
Yury Tynyanov (1894-1943) was an influential literary historian, critic, translator, and theoretician of the cinema. He was a leading member of the formalist school of literary theory before achieving renown as a writer of historical fiction. His works include two other literary biographical novels, on Pushkin and Küchelbecker, as well as several shorter works of historical fiction. Anna Kurkina Rush and Christopher Rush previously translated Tynyanov's Young Pushkin: A Novel (2007).
The well-known formalist literary scholar Yury Tynyanov was a master of form. In bracing prose style, his novel The Death of Vazir-Mukhtar dives deeply into the life of the Russian poet Alexander Griboedov and Russian cultural and political history. This translation by Anna and Christopher Rush brings the reader every unexpected turn of Griboedov's life and thoughts.--Sibelan Forrester, Swarthmore College