Mikhail Bakhtin : The Duvakin Interviews, 1973

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Mikhail Bakhtin : The Duvakin Interviews, 1973

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Publication Date

2019

Description

Whenever Bakhtin, in his final decade, was queried about writing his memoirs, he shrugged it off. Unlike many of his Symbolist generation, Bakhtin was not fascinated by his own self-image. This reticence to tell his own story was the point of access for Viktor Duvakin, Mayakovsky scholar, fellow academic, and head of an oral history project, who in 1973 taped six interviews with Bakhtin over twelve hours. They remain our primary source of Bakhtin’s personal views: on formative moments in his education and exile, his reaction to the Revolution, his impressions of political, intellectual, and theatrical figures during the first two decades of the twentieth century, and his non-conformist opinions on Russian and Soviet poets and musicians. Bakhtin's passion for poetic language and his insights into music also come as a surprise to readers of his essays on the novel. One remarkable thread running through the conversations is Bakhtin's love of poetry, masses of which he knew by heart in several languages. Mikhail Bakhtin: The Duvakin Interviews, 1973, translated and annotated here from the complete transcript of the tapes, offers a fuller, more flexible image of Bakhtin than we could have imagined beneath his now famous texts.

Published by Bucknell University Press. Distributed worldwide by Rutgers University Press.

Keywords

Biography and Memoir, Film, Media Studies, and Communications, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Critical, and Social Theory, Literary Studies, Russia and Soviet Union, Interview

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This collection copyright © 2019 by Bucknell University Press. Individual chapters copyright © 2019 in the names of their authors. All rights reserved No part of this book may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without written permission from the publisher. The only exception to this prohibition is “fair use” as defined by U.S. copyright law. Please contact Hildreth-Mirza Hall, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA 17837-2005.

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text; 340 pages

Language

eng

ISBN

9781684480944; eISBN; PDF

Mikhail Bakhtin : The Duvakin Interviews, 1973

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