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From:The Modern Language Review (Vol. 92, Issue 2) Peer-ReviewedIn spite of Vasilii Shukshin's multifaceted talent as author, film director, and actor, he has been described simply as a narodnyi rasskazchik ('folk storyteller'). Until the Cock Crows Thrice, a modern-day fairy tale,...
From: Prodigal Son: Vasilii Shukshin in Soviet Russian Culture[(essay date 2000) In the following essays, Givens provides accounts of the beginning and end of Shukshin’s literary career. He details how Country Folk introduced Shukshin’s characteristic protagonist, a young man full...
From: Australian Slavonic and East European Studies[(essay date 1991) In the following essay, Morgan studies Shukshin’s use of allegory to smuggle politically subversive themes into his short stories. Through his fiction, she argues, Shukshin “has delivered an...
From: Australian Slavonic and East European Studies[(essay date 1987) In the following essay, Morgan examines the presentation of women in Shukshin’s short stories, noting the tendency among Russian authors to pair “strong heroines with high principles” with “a number of...
From: Early Soviet Postmodernism[(essay date 1997) In the following essay, Eshelman examines the use of dialectic in Shukshin’s work. He maintains that “Šukšin’s dialectical figures constantly turn out to be circular or retrograde,” and offer “no...
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