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Presto, Jenifer

Works: 3 works in 15 publications in 1 language and 1,467 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Jenifer Presto
Beyond the flesh : Alexander Blok, Zinaida Gippius, and the Symbolist sublimation of sex by Jenifer Presto( )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Though the Russian Symbolist movement was dominated by a concern with transcending sex, many of the writers associated with the movement exhibited an intense preoccupation with matters of the flesh. Drawing on poetry, plays, short stories, essays, memoirs, and letters, as well as feminist and psychoanalytic theory, Beyond the Flesh documents the often unexpected form that this obsession with gender and the body took in the life and art of two of the most important Russian Symbolists." "Jenifer Presto argues that the difficulties encountered in reading Alexander Blok and Zinaida Gippius within either a feminist or a traditional, binary gendered framework derive not only from the peculiarities of their creative personalities but also from the specific Russian cultural context. Although these two poets engaged in gendered practices that, at times, appeared to be highly idiosyncratic and even incited gossip among their contemporaries, they were not operating in a vacuum. Instead, they were responding to philosophical concepts that were central to Russian Symbolism and that would continue to shape modernism in Russia."--Jacket
Zinaida Gippius and the fashioning of gender by Jenifer M Presto( )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The androgynous gaze of Zinaida Gippius by Jenifer Presto( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.04 (from 0.04 for Beyond the ... to 0.97 for The androg ...)

Beyond the flesh : Alexander Blok, Zinaida Gippius, and the Symbolist sublimation of sex
English (15)