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Wachtel, Michael

Overview
Works: 29 works in 121 publications in 3 languages and 4,065 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Academic theses  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Wachtel
The Cambridge introduction to Russian poetry by Michael Wachtel( )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Cambridge introduction to Russian Poetry presents the major themes, forms, genres, and styles of Russian poetry. Using examples from Russia's greatest poets, Michael Wachtel draws on three centuries of verse, from the beginnings of secular literature in the eighteenth century up to the present day. This book is designed to give readers with even a minimal knowledge of the Russian language an appreciation of Russian poetry. It will be an invaluable tool for students and teachers alike."--Jacket
A commentary to Pushkin's lyric poetry, 1826-1836 by Michael Wachtel( )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michael Wachtel's book, designed for those who can read Russian comfortably but not natively, provides the historical, biographical, and cultural context needed to appreciate the work of Russia's greatest poet. Each entry begins with a concise summary highlighting the key information about the poem's origin, subtexts, and poetic form (meter, stanzaic structure, and rhyme scheme). In line-by-line fashion, Wachtel then elucidates aspects most likely to challenge non-native readers : archaic language, colloquialisms, and unusual diction or syntex. Where relevant, he addresses political, religious and folkloric issues."--Book cover
Russian symbolism and literary tradition : Goethe, Novalis, and the poetics of Vyacheslav Ivanov by Michael Wachtel( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Wachtel explores here the art and development of Vyacheslav Ivanov (1866-1949), a poet and theorist who articulated a highly influential concept of Symbolism. The German writers Goethe and Novalis played a powerful part in Ivanov's vision and were, in his mind, powerful precursors in a proto-Symbolist pantheon. Their work not only influenced his writing but also, in maintaining the Symbolist creed of unity in art and life, altered his world perspective. Wachtel, in exploring Ivanov's relationship to Goethe and Novalis, illuminates the issues that lie at the core of Symbolism: the theory of the symbol, poetics, poetry as theurgy, the relationship between literary creation and "real life," and the theory and practice of translation
The development of Russian verse : meter and its meanings by Michael Wachtel( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and Russian and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ultimately, his book is an inquiry into the nature of literary tradition itself, and how it coalesces in a country that has always taken so much of its identity from its written legacy
Selected essays by V. I Ivanov( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A convenient territory : Russian literature at the edge of modernity : essays in honor of Barry Scherr( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L. Gasparov: two letters and an enclosure (1980/81) / Barbara Heldt and G.S. Smith -- The Russian caesura: rhythm, syntax, and semantics / Michael Wachtel -- Russian Kýbelē: equivalencies in translation and Catullus's poem 63 / Emily Klenin -- The rhythmic structure of the tales of Belkin and the peculiarities of a poet's prose / Evgeny Kazartsev -- The city and the lock: Pushkin's miniature lyric / Alexander Zholkovsky -- Hidden pictures: Slutsky's iconicity and Mayakovsky's legacy / Nila Friedberg -- The last stump and the forgotten leaf: images of trees in Marina Tsvetaeva's poetry of identity and alienation / Alyssa Dinega Gillespie -- Intertextuality as critique in Khlebnikov: towards a reading of "Serpent train" / Henry W. Pickford -- "Our song": Bella Akhmadulina as translator of Hovanes Tumanian's poem "My song" / Sonia I. Ketchian -- The cod, the hawk, and 1975: Brodsky's point of no return / David Bethea -- Eisenstein's "Bezhin meadow": hagiography and puericide / Sara Pankenier Weld -- How Andrei Siniavsky-Terts and Venedikt Erofeev resisted socialist realism / Edith W. Clowes -- Out of Africa: Aleksandr Grin's novel The treasure of the African mountains (1925) / Nicholas Luker -- Not by bread alone: Maxim Gorky's sacramental metaphors / Amy Singleton Adams -- "Undivided yet merged": Maxim Gorky's concept of personhood in "the disintegration of personality" / Erich Lippmann -- Senile reflections on the "Kreutzer complex" / Hugh McLean -- The love quadrangle in Andrei Bely's Petersburg / John Kopper -- The number devil and the mermaid of math: Chekhov's "Ward six" / Cathy Popkin -- Dostoevsky's ellipses and Dostoevsky's realism in the dead house / Liza Knapp -- The sociolinguistics of variation in Odessan Russian / Lenore A. Grenoble -- Genrikh Altshuller, TRIZ, and the Eeyore: problem in Soviet science fiction / Yvonne Howell
Selected poems by V. F Khodasevich( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dichtung und Briefwechsel aus dem deutschsprachigen Nachlass by V. I Ivanov( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Word, music, history : a festschrift for Caryl Emerson( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dionysos und die vordionysischen Kulte by V. I Ivanov( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perepiska, 1894-1903 by V. I Ivanov( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in Russian and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The joy of recognition : selected essays of Omry Ronen by Omry Ronen( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Removing tax barriers to international growth : positioning Australia's tax system to maximise the potential growth opportunities from international business by Michael Wachtel( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Stieldrehung der normalen Adnexe by Michael Wachtel( Book )

3 editions published between 1926 and 1927 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between us and artistic appreciation: Nabokov and the problem of distortion by James M Tonn( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vladimir Nabokov's view of art and life is confounded by a problem of "distortion," wherein meaning and aesthetic value are obscured when information from a complex form of experience is presented in an inadequate medium (a situation that is analogous to the projection of a three-dimensional globe as a two-dimensional map). For example, Nabokov claims that a work of literature originates in a state of mind in which the author can appreciate all parts of the work and their interconnections simultaneously; but when it is written out as a linear text, the relationships among the parts are rendered indistinct. This dissertation focuses on Nabokov's preoccupation with distortion and his interest in the possibility of glimpsing what is beyond it. Chapter one describes in detail the attributes of distortion and its use in Nabokov's work as a literary device. The second chapter conceptualizes the source of distortion as situations in which a less-circumscribed "outer" level of experience is viewed from a more circumscribed "inner" one. The remainder of the dissertation deals with Nabokov's fascination with ways of looking at things so that aesthetic value can be apprehended in spite of distortion. Chapter three discusses a compulsion among some of Nabokov's characters to overcome distortion by identifying a piece of information that lends order to what is observed. The fourth chapter addresses Nabokov's efforts to achieve "manifold awareness," a type of perception that resembles the simultaneous state of mind in which a work of literature is said to originate. This chapter also touches upon Nabokov's desire to escape from the constraints of time and space, which produce distortion by imposing distance and sequence on the events of life. The final chapter explains Nabokov's use of imagery of geometrical dimensions to depict vantage points from which multiple things may be viewed in juxtaposition with one another. Texts from Nabokov's entire literary career are addressed in this dissertation, demonstrating that the phenomena under discussion are a systematic concern of his work
Goethe and Novalis in the life and work of Vyacheslav Ivanov by Michael Wachtel( )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of Russian verse by Michael Wachtel( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Wachtel explores the Russian verse tradition from Pushkin to Brodsky, showing how certain formal features are associated with certain genres and, at times, specific themes
Festschrift for Barry Scherr( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The structure of income tax law by Michael Wachtel( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Word, music, history : a festschrift for Caryl Emerson( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The Cambridge introduction to Russian poetry
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A commentary to Pushkin's lyric poetry, 1826-1836Russian symbolism and literary tradition : Goethe, Novalis, and the poetics of Vyacheslav IvanovThe development of Russian verse : meter and its meaningsSelected essaysThe development of Russian verse
Alternative Names
Vachtelʹ, Majkl

Vahtelʹ M.

Vahtelʹ Majkl.

Vakhtelʹ, M.

Vakhtelʹ, M. (Maĭkl)

Vakhtelʹ, Maĭkl

Вахтель, М

Вахтель, М. (Майкл)

Вахтель, Майкл

Languages
English (95)

German (13)

Russian (4)