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Bethea, David M. 1948-

Overview
Works: 39 works in 210 publications in 3 languages and 11,396 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Stories, plots, etc  Pictorial works  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Honoree, Other
Classifications: PG3343, 891.713
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Most widely held works about David M Bethea
 
Most widely held works by David M Bethea
Realizing metaphors : Alexander Pushkin and the life of the poet by David M Bethea( )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Russian and held by 2,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pushkin handbook by David M Bethea( )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From its beginnings Pushkin's oeuvre has accommodated numerous, often competing readings (of which the major trends are discussed in David Bethea's introduction). The Pushkin Handbook - containing arguments whose wellsprings lie in a range of intellectual traditions, including structuralism, prosody, Bakhtin, Orientalist studies, musicology, and more - if further testimony to the continuing complexity of Russia's preeminent writer."--Jacket
The superstitious muse : thinking Russian literature mythopoetically by David M Bethea( )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,659 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
The shape of apocalypse in modern Russian fiction by David M Bethea( )

26 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and held by 1,572 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( )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and held by 1,341 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( )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 1,309 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 )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Puskin Today highlights the remarkable variety and compass of a figure who by all accounts is absolutely central to Russian culture, even "Russianness" itself. A multifaceted writer whose experiments at the boundaries of genre have never been equaled, Alexander Puskin is, moreover, an ever-evolving cultural myth; his works have served as a safe haven in troubled times for the Russian intelligentsia for nearly two centuries."--BOOK JACKET. "In this volume a distinguished group of American Slavists address Puskin's writings from a multiplicity of contemporary literary perspectives. Part One introduces Western readers to the wealth of critical methodologies now being applied to the study of Puskin. Chapters focus on a text or texts and a dominant methodology: literature as a social institution, reader response criticism, structuralism, intertextuality, psychoanalysis, rhetoric, and cultural mythology. The essays in Part Two broach some of the most puzzling issues in the poet's life and works, such as Puskin's African heritage in the context of his life and art, the complex design of Eugene Onegin, Puskin's legacy as the "father" of Russian realist prose, and the poet's ambiguous political convictions. A landmark for American Puskin studies, Puskin Today demonstrates that pluralism and willingness to engage in multiple viewpoints offer fruitful new directions for understanding Russia's national poet."--Jacket
Vladimir Nabokov in context( Book )

9 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vladimir Nabokov, bilingual writer of dazzling masterpieces, is a phenomenon that both resists and requires contextualization. This book challenges the myth of Nabokov as a sole genius who worked in isolation from his surroundings, as it seeks to anchor his work firmly within the historical, cultural, intellectual and political contexts of the turbulent twentieth century. 'Vladimir Nabokov in Context' maps the ever-changing sites, people, cultures and ideologies of his itinerant life which shaped the production and reception of his work. Concise and lively essays by leading scholars reveal a complex relationship of mutual influence between Nabokov's work and his environment
Close encounters : essays on Russian literature by Robert Louis Jackson( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 124 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
The real life of Pierre Delalande : studies in Russian and comparative literature to honor Alexander Dolinin( Book )

14 editions published in 2007 in English and Russian and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sochinenii︠a︡ : kommentirovannoe izdanie by Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin( Book )

in Russian and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russian literature and the West : a tribute for David M. Bethea( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and 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 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boris Godunov by Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in Russian and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This famous work has had a chequered performance history, and Professor Laurel E. Fay points out that the interpretation of the opera depends on which edition is used. Robert Oldani introduces the "Boris problem": Pushkin's play was not an obvious choice for a young composer, since it had been banned for forty years, and it is the Russian people, rather than any single character, who is the protagonist. Alex de Jonge examines its uniquely Russian character and notes the unsettling parallels of the history of old Russia with today. Nigel Osborne's comparison of the Rimsky-Korsakov and Mussorgsk
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 50 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

Russian literature and the West : a tribute for David M. Bethea( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and Russian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More branches on the oldest tree : tradition and experimentation through improvisation in the music of post-Katrina New Orleans by David M Bethea( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Monday August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Southeast Louisiana bringing with it destruction to much of the Gulf Coast. While New Orleans, one of America's most culturally and artistically significant cities, was spared a direct hit, the subsequent flood devastated much of the city, home to many musicians. The devastation and stress from the storm established a situation and a motivator for creative response, and this dissertation illustrates that the music these musicians produce is a manifestation and continuation of New Orleans' cultural atmosphere. The city's historical allowance and celebration of freedom of expression permits New Orleans' current musicians to be innovative and responsive to the events surrounding the disaster. This project, designed as a qualitative research study, identifies four professional musicians who are established in the musical environment of New Orleans. To illustrate the depth of tradition and experimentation that their music evokes, the music of post- Katrina New Orleans is given historical contextualization and set in comparison to music that was inspired by a past catastrophe, the 1927 flood. Through the holistic exploration of the present circumstances of these four musicians, it becomes clear that New Orleans remains a place that is extremely open to change and that experimental music flourishes at the same time that traditional jazz lives on through new performers, who walk in the footsteps of legends. From interviews conducted with these four individuals, as well as other on-site observations, the emotional, physical, and financial effects of Hurricane Katrina are identified and recorded. Central to this study is the author's own knowledge of music and experience in musical dialogue - it is through the interaction of the author and the subjects that important events and characteristics, which could be documented, actually emerged. This project reveals the influence that the storm has had on the individual musician, and it demonstrates that while all four musicians are caught up in the whirlwind of recovery in New Orleans, their music remains rooted in the fundamental characteristic that is associated historically with New Orleans' music, improvisation. By the same token, it also shows that while each person may have had to suffer the same conditions, the musical response from each musician was unique
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

 
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Joseph Brodsky and the creation of exile
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The Pushkin handbookThe superstitious muse : thinking Russian literature mythopoeticallyKhodasevich, his life and artJoseph Brodsky and the creation of exilePuškin todaySochinenii︠a︡ : kommentirovannoe izdanieRussian literature and the West : a tribute for David M. BetheaBoris Godunov
Alternative Names
Betea, D. 1948-

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, Д. 1948-

Бетеа, Дэвид 1948-

Бетеа, Дэвид М 1948-

Languages
English (148)

Russian (33)

Italian (1)