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(2016-01-18) - Journal articleThis article discusses the games that Boris Akunin’s Pelagia trilogy (2000-2003) plays with the reader’s attempts at interpretation and meaning-making. Most critics agree that detective fiction in this ‘whodunnit’ mode is ...
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(2015-03-12) - Journal articleThis article explores the indigenization of the representation of Soviet Central Asia in Russian-language literature by examining how two Central Asian literary figures—the “Tajik” poet Abulqasim Lahuti and the Kazakh bard ...
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How well do you know your krai? The kraevedenie revival and patriotic politics in late Khrushchev-era Russia (2015) - Journal articleThis article examines the state-sponsored rise of local patriotism in the post-1961 period, interpreting it as part of the effort to strengthen popular support for and the legitimacy of the Soviet regime during the second ...