Writers and Rebels: The Literature of Insurgency in the Caucasus

Rebecca Gould (Author)
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Description

Spanning the period between the end of the Russo-Caucasian War and the death of the first female Chechen suicide bomber, this groundbreaking book is the first to compare Georgian, Chechen, and Daghestani depictions of anticolonial insurgency. Rebecca Gould draws from previously untapped archival sources as well as from prose, poetry, and oral narratives to assess the impact of Tsarist and Soviet rule in the Islamic Caucasus. Examining literary representations of social banditry to tell the story of Russian colonialism from the vantage point of its subjects, among numerous other themes, Gould argues that the literatures of anticolonial insurgency constitute a veritable resistance--or "transgressive sanctity"--to colonialism.

Product Details

Price
$102.00
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
September 20, 2016
Pages
352
Dimensions
6.2 X 1.0 X 9.3 inches | 1.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780300200645
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About the Author

Rebecca Gould is reader in translation studies and comparative literature at the University of Bristol. She lives in England.