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Diment, Galya

Overview
Works: 18 works in 78 publications in 1 language and 5,348 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Novels  Allegories  Handbooks and manuals  Literature  Satire  History  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PG3337.G6, 891.733
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Most widely held works by Galya Diment
The autobiographical novel of co-consciousness : Goncharov, Woolf, and Joyce by Galya Diment( )

11 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galya Diment draws a novel comparison between two giants of modernism and a relatively obscure nineteenth-century Russian realist, claiming that the three writers all reinvented the idea of duality in literature. Focusing on Woolf's To the Lighthouse, Joyce's Ulysses, and Goncharov's A Common Story, she introduces and refines the idea of "co-consciousness" as the mechanism that allows each work to transcend the genre of the autobiographical bildungsroman and the classical tradition of duality, represented by the doppelganger. Defining co-consciousness as the means by which writers fictionalize what appear to be equally conscious sides of their personalities, she argues that this concept is the telling distinction between these three "divided-they-stand" writers and the "divided-they-fall" approach of other celebrated masters of the double. A crucial feature of the three writers is their tendency to tolerate the split personality as an inevitable yet not life-threatening condition. Diment presents strong evidence that the fictional split self often functions not only as an expression of a writer's inner conflicts but also as a powerful and conscious artistic tool. For Woolf, Joyce, and Goncharov, she writes, the fictional alter ego appears to act as a critical buffer between the writers themselves and their autobiographical material. The author discusses at some length the extent to which the concept of "simultaneous consciousness" is psychologically valid, and she pays considerable attention to the dual nature of the periods that formed each writer's sensibilities. She ends the main part of the book with Ulysses, she says, because she believes that in this novel "the co-conscious split autobiographical self has found its perfect home."
A Russian Jew of Bloomsbury : the life and times of Samuel Koteliansky by Galya Diment( )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Galya Diment has done it again. The author of the acclaimed Pniniad, about Nabokov's major model for his legendary Russian lecturer, now turns to another Russian Jew with a still wider resonance in English literature. Part biography, part cultural history of the early twentieth-century impact of Russian literature on English literature (focusing on Koteliansky as conduit and catalyst), and part exploration of being Jewish and foreign in England and in Bloomsbury, the book teems with vivid vignettes of the emotionally complicated Koteliansky, his close friend D.H. Lawrence (and his foe Frieda Lawrence), Katherine Mansfield, Virginia and Leonard Woolf, H.G. Wells, and many more. A fascinating read for lovers of literature, culture, history, and personality." Brian Boyd, author of Vladimir Nabokov and On the Origin of Stories: Evolution, Cognition, and Fiction
Pniniad : Vladimir Nabokov and Marc Szeftel by Galya Diment( )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galya Diment explores the complicated and fascinating relationship between Vladimir Nabokov and his Cornell colleague Marc Szeftel who, in the estimate of many, served as the prototype for the gentle protagonist of the novel Pnin. She offers astute comments on Nabokov's fictional process in creating Timofey Pnin and addresses hotly debated questions and long-standing riddles in Pnin and its history. Pniniad - the epic of Pnin - begins with Szeftel's early life in Russia and ends with his years in Seattle at the University of Washington, turning pivotally upon the time when Szeftel's and Nabokov's lives intersected at Cornell. Nabokov apparently was both amused by and admiring of the innocence of his historian friend. Szeftel's feelings toward Nabokov were also mixed, ranging from intense disappointment over rebuffed attempts to collaborate with Nabokov on a scholarly study (of a medieval Russian epic) or to write about his work (Lolita), to persistent envy of Nabokov's success and an increasing wistfulness over his own sense of failure. A generous selection of relevant archival materials includes Szeftel's autobiographical writings, his talks and published essays relating to Nabokov, and his correspondence with Nabokov and Roman Jakobson
Between heaven and hell : the myth of Siberia in Russian culture by Galya Diment( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siberia has no history of independent political existence, no claim to a separate ethnic identity, and no clear borders. Yet, it could be said that the elusive country 'behind the Urals' is the most real and the most durable part of the Russian landscape. For centuries, Siberia has been represented as Russia's alter ego, as the heavenly or infernal antithesis to the perceived complexity or shallowness of Russian life. It has been both the frightening heart of darkness and a fabulous land of plenty; the 'House of the Dead' and the realm of utter freedom; a frozen wasteland and a colourful frontier; a dumping ground for Russia's rejects and the last refuge of its lost innocence. The contributors to Between Heaven and Hell examine the origin, nature, and implications of these images from historical, literary, geographical, anthropological, and linguistic perspectives. They create a striking, fascinating picture of this enormous and mysterious land
Approaches to teaching Nabokov's Lolita( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goncharov's Oblomov : a critical companion( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No other novel has been used to describe the "Russian mentality" or "Russian soul" as frequently as Ivan Goncharov's Oblomov, first published in 1859. This guide will enable readers to appreciate fully both the remarkable talent of this Russian writer and his masterpiece." "The contributors to this volume begin from the premise that perhaps more than any other Russian writer of the nineteenth century, Goncharov needs rereadings and reevaluations. Accordingly, this volume balances the older, more traditional interpretations of Goncharov's most famous novel with the newer, more probing ones."--Jacket
Katherine Mansfield and Russia by Galya Diment( Book )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katherine Mansfield's passion for Russian literature and culture is well documented in her letters and notebooks. Anton Chekhov was not just one of her most significant literary influences, but also a mythological presence with whom she mentally communicated every day. The emotional bond became even stronger when she discovered that the two of them shared the same deadly disease. But her fascination with Russia and its culture extended beyond Chekov and included the Ballets Russes and an interest in Russian politics, in part sparked by Maxim Gorky. She also read and assimilated several other Russian writers, including Fyodor Dostoevsky and Marie Bashkirtseff as well as Leo Tolstoy. This volume presents essays that engage with many aspects of Mansfield's response to all things Russian as well as to the Russians she met in England and France. In addition, the volume presents a collection of images of Gurdjieff's Institute at Fontainebleau, several of which have never been seen before
Oblomov by Ivan Aleksandrovich Goncharov( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set at the beginning of the nineteenth century, when idleness was still looked upon by Russia's serf-owning rural gentry as a plausible and worthy goal, Ivan Goncharov's Oblomov follows the travails of an unlikely hero, a young aristocrat incapable of making a decision. Indolent, inattentive, incurious, given to daydreaming and procrastination, Oblomov clearly predates the ideal of the industrious modern man
Split autobiographical selves : duality and autobiography in the works of Ivan Goncharov, Virginia Woolf and James Joyce by Galya Diment( )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study examines "duality" in Goncharov's Common Story, Joyce's Ulysses, and Woolf's To the Lighthouse. Few works can serve as better material for a study of the "split self" in fiction: like the two faces of Janus, the characters of the Aduevs, Dedalus and Bloom, Cam Ramsay and Lily Briscoe point in opposite directions--past and present, innocence and experience--yet in their totality provide a more complete, even if at times more confusing, portrait of their creators
Katherine Mansfield and Russia( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents essays that engage with many aspects of Mansfield's response to all things Russian as well as to the Russians she met in England and France. In addition, the volume presents a collection of images of Gurdjieff's Institute at Fontainebleau, several of which have never been seen before
Russian Jew of Bloomsbury [electronic resource] : the Life and Times of Samuel Koteliansky by Galya Diment( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing English : the Canadian handbook by Galya Diment( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Uncollected critical writings by Galya Diment( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Strong opinions by Galya Diment( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

#x98;A#x9C; Russian Jew of Bloomsbury the life and times of Samuel Koteliansky by Galya Diment( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Three Russian poets by Galya Diment( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Autobiographical Novel of Co-consciousness: Goncharov, Woolf, and Joyce (Florida James Joyce series) by Galya Diment( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Plays by Galya Diment( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Between heaven and hell : the myth of Siberia in Russian culture
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Pniniad : Vladimir Nabokov and Marc SzeftelBetween heaven and hell : the myth of Siberia in Russian cultureApproaches to teaching Nabokov's LolitaGoncharov's Oblomov : a critical companionRussian Jew of Bloomsbury [electronic resource] : the Life and Times of Samuel KotelianskyWriting English : the Canadian handbook#x98;A#x9C; Russian Jew of Bloomsbury the life and times of Samuel Koteliansky
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