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Bethea, David M. 1948-

Overview
Works: 46 works in 151 publications in 3 languages and 7,057 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Drama  Conference proceedings  Illustrations  Pictorial works  Fiction  Poetry 
Roles: Performer, Publishing director, Editor, Honoree
Classifications: PG3356, 891.713
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David M Bethea
Realizing metaphors Alexander Pushkin and the life of the poet by David M Bethea ( )
11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Pushkin handbook by David M Bethea ( )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Contributors to the volume consider Pushkin in terms of his biography; his innovations in the forms of lyric, narrative poem, novel in verse, drama, and fictional prose; his thoughts on history, politics, and literature; the textual challenges of his work; and the problems of translating it. Another major focus is Pushkin's place in the literary and cultural cosmos: his relationship to his Russian predecessors and contemporaries, his responses to other European literature, his role within the traditions of Romanticism and Realism, and his reception and interpretation by readers at various points in history."
The superstitious muse thinking Russian literature mythopoetically by David M Bethea ( )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The shape of apocalypse in modern Russian fiction by David M Bethea ( Book )
18 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Khodasevich, his life and art by David M Bethea ( Book )
12 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Brodsky and the creation of exile by David M Bethea ( Book )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Brodsky, one of the most prominent contemporary American poets, is also among the finest living poets in the Russian language. Nevertheless, his poetry and the crucial bilingual dimension of his poetic world are still insufficiently understood by Western audiences. David Bethea's book responds by addressing several issues: How did the Russian-born Brodsky arrive at his present status as international man of letters and American poet laureate? What sort of implied reader is necessary to understand this poet, who is both steeped in the Russian tradition from Skovoroda to Tsvetaeva and yet capable of speaking in the ("anglicized russophone") cadences of Donne, Auden, and Lowell? Has Brodsky been created by this experience, or has he fashioned this self as a necessary precondition for writing poetry in the first place? Bethea suggests that the key to Brodsky, perhaps the last of the great Russian poets in the "bardic" mode, is in his relation to other, or the Other. Brodsky's master trope turns out to be what Bethea terms "triangular vision," the tendency to mediate a prior model (Dante) with a closer model (Mandelstam) in the creation of a palimpsest-like text in which the poet is implicated as a triangulated hybrid of these earlier incarnations. In separate chapters and through a series of carefully contextualized readings, Brodsky is compared and contrasted to his favorite models: Donne, Auden, Mandelstam, and Tsvetaeva. A final chapter analyzes Brodsky's fundamental differences with Nabokov, the only Russian exile of Brodsky's stature to rival him as a bilingual phenomenon. Various critical paradigms, including Said's "Orientalism," Kristeva's "foreigner" and "semiotic"/"symbolic" orders, Bloom's "anxiety to influence," Gilman's "Jewish self-hatred," Tomashevsky's "biographical legend," and Lipking's "the life of the poet" are used throughout the study as foils to Brodsky's thinking. Joseph Brodsky and the Creation of Exile, the work of a distinguished Slavist and critic, will be of interest to all those who value poetry and who see its practice and study as legitimate interlocutors in postmodern discourse
Puškin today ( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four saints in three acts by Virgil Thomson ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1947 and 1964 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four saints in three acts The plow that broke the plains by Virgil Thomson ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Close encounters essays on Russian literature by Robert Louis Jackson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Close Encounters: Essays on Russian Literature combines discussions of ethical, esthetic, and philosophical interest raised by Pushkin, Gogol, Turgenev, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Gorky, with close analyses of their texts. This book focuses on four thematic configurations: first ("Chance and Fate"), issues of freedom and responsibility, the necessity of free individual expression and yet the limits of will, or self-will; second ("Two Kinds of Beauty"), the unity of moral, esthetic, and spiritual categories, and the quest for the ideal; third ("Critical Perspectives"), examples of the type of commentary that approaches art with a unified ethical and spiritual perspective (Dostoevsky, Gorky, V.I. Ivanov, and the partially dissenting Bakhtin); and fourth ("Poems of Parting"), three poems (works by Tyutchev, Severyanin, and Pushkin) involving parting, loss, and recovery." -- Publisher's website
Sochinenii︠a︡ : kommentirovannoe izdanie by Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin ( Book )
in Russian and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pushkinskai︠a︡ konferent︠s︡ii︠a︡ v Stėnforde 1999 : materialy i issledovanii︠a︡ ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in Russian and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Boris Godunov by Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in Russian and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the life of Boris Godunov, Czar of Russia
Russian literature and the West : a tribute for David M. Bethea ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The real life of Pierre Delalande : studies in Russian and comparative literature to honor Alexander Dolinin ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American contributions to the 15th International Congress of Slavists : Minsk, August 2013 by Międzynarodowy Kongres Slawistów ( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Puškinskaja konferencija v Stėnforde 1999 : materialy i issledovanija by Issues of Translation, East-West Dialogue (1999, Stanford, Calif.) International Conference Alexander Pushkin and Humanistic Study: Methodological Assumptions ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in Russian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Russian literature and the West : a tribute for David M. Bethea ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and Russian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Russian literature and the West : a tribute for David M. Bethea ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and Russian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The real life of Pierre Delalande : studies in Russian and comparative literature to honor Alexander Dolinin ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in Russian and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Betea, Dėvid 1948-
Betea, Dėvid M.
Betea, Dėvid M. 1948-
Bethea, D. M. 1948-
Bethea, David
Bethea, David M.
Bethea, David McLeod 1948-
Бетеа, Дэвид М 1948-
Languages
English (97)
Russian (16)
Italian (1)
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