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Bethea, David M. 1948-

Overview
Works: 48 works in 158 publications in 3 languages and 7,275 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Drama  Conference proceedings  Illustrations  Pictorial works  Fiction  History  Poetry 
Roles: Author, 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( )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and Russian and held by 2,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Pushkin handbook by David M Bethea( )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Pushkin Handbook, a collection of new studies by leading Pushkin scholars from the former Soviet Union, North America, and elsewhere, unites in one volume a multiplicity of voices engaged in a genuinely post-Soviet dialogue."
The superstitious muse thinking Russian literature mythopoetically by David M Bethea( )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,041 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 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Khodasevich, his life and art by David M Bethea( Book )
11 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 509 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 465 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 432 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 207 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 126 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 99 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 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prosaics and other provocations : empathy, open time, and the novel by Gary Saul Morson( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This far-ranging study develops Morson's concept of "prosaics," which stresses the importance of ordinary events and the novel's unique ability to portray them. Arguing that time is open and contingency real, Morson develops a "prosaics of process" showing how some masterpieces have found an alternative to structure. His well-known pseudonym Alicia Chudo, the inventor of "misanthropology," explores the disturbing philosophical content of laughter, disgust, and even empathy. Northwestern University's most popular professor, Morson attributes declining student interest in literature to current teaching methods. He argues in favor of showing how literature fosters empathy with people unlike ourselves. Ever playful, Morson explores the relation of games to wit, which expresses the power of the mind to triumph over contingency in the social world
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
A play about the tragic reign of the czar, Boris Godunov
Russian literature and the West : a tribute for David M. Bethea ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English 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 47 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 36 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 14 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
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
 
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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 (100)
Russian (19)
Italian (1)
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