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dc.contributor.advisorKeys, Roger
dc.contributor.authorRush, Anna
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is the first extensive study devoted to the generic originality of Iurii Tynianov’s representation of Pushkin in his two historical novels, Pushkin (1935-1943) and the abandoned The Gannibals (1932). Chapter 1 contextualises Tynianov’s contribution to the current debates on the novel’s demise, ‘large’ form and the worthy protagonist. The conditions giving rise to contemporary interest in the genres of biography and the historical novel are delineated and the critical issues surrounding these are examined; Tynianov’s concern to secularise the rigid monolith of an all but sanctified ‘state-sponsored Pushkin’ and the difficulties of the task are also reviewed. Chapter 2 shifts the examination of Pushkin as a historical novel to its study within the generic framework of the Bildungs, Erziehungs and Künstlerromane with their particular problematics which allowed Tynianov to grapple with a cluster of moral, philosophical and educational issues, and to explore the formative influences on the protagonist’s identity as a poet. Chapter 3 explores the concept of history underlying Tynianov’s interpretation of the characters and events and the historiographical practices he employed in his analyses of the factors that shaped Pushkin’s own historical thinking. Chapter 4 investigates Tynianov’s scepticism about Abram Gannibal’s and A. Pushkin’s mythopoeia which reveals itself in Tynianov’s subversively ironical and playful use of myth in both novels. The Conclusion assesses Tynianov’s contribution to the 20th century fictional Pushkiniana and reflects on his innovative transgeneric historical novel which broke the normative restrictions of the genre, elevated it to the level of ‘serious’ literature and made it conducive to stylistic experimentation.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity of St Andrews
dc.subjectIurii Tynianoven_US
dc.subjectA. Pushkinen_US
dc.subjectTynianov's "Pushkin" and "The Gannibals"en_US
dc.subjectHistorical novelen_US
dc.subject'Superfluous men'en_US
dc.subjectPersonal mythen_US
dc.subject.lcshTyn︠i︡anov, ︠I︡Uriĭ Nikolaevich, 1894-1943--Criticism and interpretationen_US
dc.subject.lcshTyn︠i︡anov, ︠I︡Uriĭ Nikolaevich, 1894-1943--Pusjkin
dc.subject.lcshTyn︠i︡anov, ︠I︡Uriĭ Nikolaevich, 1894-1943--Gannibaly
dc.subject.lcshPushkin, A. S. (Aleksandr Sergeevich), 1799-1837--In literature
dc.subject.lcshPushkin, A. S. (Aleksandr Sergeevich), 1799-1837--Biography
dc.titleThe generic originality of Iurii Tynianov's representation of Pushkin in the novels 'Pushkin' and 'The Gannibals'en_US
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophy
dc.publisher.institutionThe University of St Andrewsen_US

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