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Bloshteyn, Maria R. 1971-

Works: 7 works in 30 publications in 1 language and 2,252 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Humorous fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Novellas  Short stories, Russian  Personal correspondence 
Roles: Author, Translator
Classifications: PG3456.A15, 891.733
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Maria R Bloshteyn
The making of a counter-culture icon : Henry Miller's Dostoevsky by Maria R Bloshteyn( )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 1,724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At first glance, the works of Fedor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) do not appear to have much in common with those of the controversial American writer Henry Miller (1891-1980). However, the influencer of Dostoevsky on Miller was, in fact, enormous and shaped the latter's view of the world, of literature, and of his own writing. The Making of a Counter-Culture Icon examines the obsession that Miller and his contemporaries, the so-called Villa Seurat circle, had with Dostoevsky, and the impact that this obsession had on their own work." "Renowned for his psychological treatment of characters, Dostoevsky became a model for Miller, Lawrence Durrell, and Anais Nin, interested as they were in developing a new kind of writing that would move beyond staid literary conventions. Maria Bloshteyn argues that, as Dostoevsky was concerned with representing the individual's perception of the self and the world, he became an archetype for Miller and the other members of the Villa Seurat circle, writers who were interested in precise psychological characterizations as well as intriguing narratives. Tracing the cross-cultural appropriation and (mis)interpretation of Dostoevsky's methods and philosophies by Miller, Durrell, and Nin, The Making of a Counter-Culture Icon gives invaluable insight into the early careers of the Villa Seurat writers and testifies to Dostoevsky's influence on twentieth-century literature."--Jacket
The image of Chekhov : forty stories in the order in which they were written by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Prank is Chekhov's own selection of the best of his early work, the first book he put together and the first book he hoped to publish. Assembled in 1882, with illustrations by Nikolay Chekhov, the book was then presented to the censor for approval--which was denied. Now, more than a hundred and thirty years later, The Prank appears here for the first time in any language
General'nai︠a︡ repetit︠s︡ii︠a︡ by Aleksandr Galich( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Dress Rehearsal," noted dissident author and playwright Alexander Galich intersperses the text of his play "Sailor's Rest," banned by the Soviet government, with his reflections on growing up Jewish in the Soviet Union and the rise of official anti-Semitism in the USSR after the Second World War
Portraits without frames by Lev Ozerov( Book )

4 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lev Ozerov's Portraits without frames offers fifty shrewd and moving glimpses into the lives of Soviet writers, composers, and artists caught between the demands of art and politics. ... Composed in free verse of deceptively artless simplicity, Ozerov's portraits are like nothing else in Russian poetry."--Back cover
Pornographers and the prophet : Henry Miller, Anaïs Nin, and Lawrence Durell reading Dostoevsky by Maria R Bloshteyn( )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rage and Revolt: Dostoevsky and Three African-American Writers by Maria R Bloshteyn( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prank by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.14 (from 0.04 for The making ... to 0.97 for Rage and R ...)

The making of a counter-culture icon : Henry Miller's Dostoevsky
General'nai︠a︡ repetit︠s︡ii︠a︡
Alternative Names
Bloshteyn, Maria

Bloshteyn Maria 1971-....

Bloshteyn, Maria R. 1971-

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