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Melancholic Identities, Toska and Reflective Nostalgia

Case Studies from Russian and Russian-Jewish Culture
  • Edited by:
  • Laura Salmon,
  • Sara Dickinson,

This book examines the feeling that we often refer to as ‘nostalgia’ from the perspective of writers and artists located on the (imperial, Soviet, and Post-Soviet) periphery of Russian culture who regard the center of the culture from which they have been excluded with varying degrees of longing and ambivalence. The literary and artistic texts analyzed here have been shaped by these author’s ruminations on social and psychological marginalization, a process that S. Boym has called ‘reflective nostalgia’ and that the authors of this volume also refer to as ‘toska’.

  • Keywords:
  • nostalgia,
  • toska,
  • russian literature,
  • russian studies,
  • russian-jewish studies,
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Laura Salmon

University of Genoa, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-2917-7630

Sara Dickinson

University of Genoa, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-8333-0528

Sara Dickinson, associate professor of Russian at the University of Genoa, has published on Russian travel writing, problems of identity, women’s writing, the history of emotions, and Nabokov.

Laura Salmon, full professor of Russian at the University of Genoa, has authored five books and more than one hundred scholarly publications that focus on Russian-Jewish culture, humor studies, and translation theory.
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Book Title

Melancholic Identities, Toska and Reflective Nostalgia

Book Subtitle

Case Studies from Russian and Russian-Jewish Culture

Editors

Laura Salmon, Sara Dickinson

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

194

Publication Year

2015

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© 2015 Author(s)

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CC BY 4.0

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/978-88-6655-822-4

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978-88-6655-821-7

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978-88-6655-822-4

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Biblioteca di Studi Slavistici

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2612-7687

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2612-7679

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