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Bethea, David M. 1948-

Overview
Works: 39 works in 190 publications in 3 languages and 10,821 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Drama  Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Publishing director, Editor, Honoree, Other
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Most widely held works about David M Bethea
 
Most widely held works by David M Bethea
The shape of apocalypse in modern Russian fiction by David M Bethea( Book )

23 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Bethea examines the distinctly Russian view of the "end" of history in five major works of modern Russian fiction.Originally published in 1991.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Khodasevich, his life and art by David M Bethea( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This critical biography of Vladislav Khodasevich (1886-1939), David M. Bethea introduces to the Western reader the life and art of a literary figure described by Vladimir Nabokov as the greatest Russian poet of the twentieth century.Originally published in 1986.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Joseph Brodsky and the creation of exile by David M Bethea( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 472 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. How did the Russian-born Brodsky arrive at his present status as an international man of letters and American poet laureate? Has he been created by his bilingual experience, or has he fashioned the bilingual self as a necessary precondition for writing poetry in the first place? Here David Bethea suggests that the key to Brodsky, perhaps the last of the great Russian poets in the "bardic" mode, is in his relation to others, or the Other.Brodsky's master trope turns out to be "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 pursuing this theme, Bethea compares and contrasts Brodsky to the poet's favorite models--Donne, Auden, Mandelstam, and Tsvetaeva--and analyzes his fundamental differences with Nabokov, the only Russian exile of Brodsky's stature to rival him as a bilingual phenomenon. Various critical paradigms are used throughout the study as foils to Brodsky's thinking.Originally published in 1994.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Puškin today( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realizing metaphors : Alexander Pushkin and the life of the poet by David M Bethea( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Russian and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pushkin handbook by David M Bethea( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 288 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( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For several decades David Bethea has written authoritatively on the "mythopoetic thinking" that lies at the heart of classical Russian literature, especially Russian poetry. His theoretically informed essays and books have made a point of turning back to issues of intentionality and biography at a time when authorial agency seems under threat of "erasure" and the question of how writers, and poets in particular, live their lives through their art is increasingly moot. The lichnost' (personhood, psychic totality) of the given writer is all-important, argues Bethea, as it is that which combines the specifically biographical and the capaciously mythical in verbal units that speak simultaneously to different planes of being. Pushkin's Evgeny can be one incarnation of the poet himself and an Everyman rising up to challenge Peter's new world order; Brodsky can be, all at once, Dante and Mandelstam and himself, the exile paying an Orphic visit to Florence (and, by ghostly association, Leningrad). This sort of metempsychosis, where the stories that constitute the Ur-texts of Russian literature are constantly reworked in the biographical myths shaping individual writers' lives, is Bethea's primary focus. This collection contains a liberal sampling of Bethea's most memorable previously published essays along with new studies prepared for this occasion
Close encounters : essays on Russian literature by Robert Louis Jackson( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 123 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
Russian literature and the West : a tribute for David M. Bethea( Book )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and Russian and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sochinenii︠a︡ : kommentirovannoe izdanie by Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin( Book )

in Russian and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pushkinskai︠a︡ konferent︠s︡ii︠a︡ v Stėnforde 1999 : materialy i issledovanii︠a︡( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in Russian and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boris Godunov by Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in Russian and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The real life of Pierre Delalande : studies in Russian and comparative literature to honor Alexander Dolinin( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American contributions to the 15th International Congress of Slavists : Minsk, August 2013 by Christina Y Bethin( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 49 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 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The real life of Pierre Delalande : studies in Russian and comparative literature to honor Alexander Dolinin( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in Russian and English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The real life of Pierre Delalande : studies in Russian and comparative literature to honor Alexander Dolinin( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and Russian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sočinenija by Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Russian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sočinenija by Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Russian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American contributions to the 14th International congress of Slavists, Ohrid, September 2008 by International Congress of Slavists( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Joseph Brodsky and the creation of exile
Alternative Names
Betea, D.

Betea, Dėvid 1948-

Betea, Dėvid M.

Betea, Dėvid M. 1948-

Bethea, D. M. 1948-

Bethea, David

Bethea, David 1948-

Bethea, David M.

Bethea, David McLeod 1948-

Бетеа, Дэвид М 1948-

Languages
English (129)

Russian (32)

Italian (1)

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Joseph Brodsky and the creation of exilePuškin todayRealizing metaphors : Alexander Pushkin and the life of the poetThe Pushkin handbookThe superstitious muse : thinking Russian literature mythopoeticallyRussian literature and the West : a tribute for David M. BetheaSochinenii︠a︡ : kommentirovannoe izdanieBoris Godunov